TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 8th May 1920 – 7th November 1991)

Tom of Finland by PATRICK SARFATI

Tom of Finland by PATRICK SARFATI

Tom of Finland’s work is in museums such as: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland; and the Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland.

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“DO NOT DISTURB” | 21st March | Oslo

Untitled-9A group exhibition featuring artists invited by
Elmgreen & Dragset:

Cosima von Bonin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tom of Finland, Simon Fujiwara, Julian Göthe, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Henrik Olesen, Raymond Pettibon, Seth Pick, Ingegerd Råman, Prem Sahib, Dirk Stewen, Sissel Tolaas, Elmar Vestner and others.

The works included in DO NOT DISTURB focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion, sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all. The gallery space is transformed into a gothic-style bedroom with dark red walls and an imposing black lacquered bed by Elmgreen & Dragset in the centre of the room. The bed, titled Omnes Una Manet Nox, which translates to One Night Awaits Us All, shows a sinister gold plated vulture perched on top of one of its bedposts. Each work in this group exhibition adds in different ways to the condensed domestic ambience of the space, as if they were all elements in a life sized, perverted doll house where “do not disturb” makes literal sense.

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing for Mounted Patrol), 1982, Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11.5 x 16.57 inches (29.2 x 42.1 cm), © 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing for Mounted Patrol), 1982, Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11.5 x 16.57 inches (29.2 x 42.1 cm), © 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

DO NOT DISTURB coincides with Biographya survey exhibition of Elmgreen & Dragset’s work presented at the nearby Astrup Fearnley Museet.

Opening Reception: 6-8p

Through 21st June

GERHARDSEN GERNER

 

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