Henning von Berg – fine art photography

shower-upside-down-iiThe name of Henning von Berg has been associated with fine art photography in a form of erotic imagery that is both provocative and tasteful. Over the years, several unique eye-catching images have elevated ‘HvB Photography’ into a recognizable label of international renown.

Henning von Berg currently divides his time between Europe (summers in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Vienna) and America (winters in Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale).

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Tom of Finland 5 July – 10 August 2013 at Modern Art, London.

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Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1975, graphite on paper, 29.8 x 21 cm, (MA-FINLT-00029), Copyright Tom of Finland ® Foundation

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1975, graphite on paper, 29.8 x 21 cm, (MA-FINLT-00029), Copyright Tom of Finland ® Foundation

Stuart Shave/Modern Art is pleased to announce
an exhibition of drawings by Tom of Finland.

It is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work held in Britain.

Modern Art
6 Fitzroy Square
London W1T 5DX United Kingdom
Ph. +44 (0)20 72997950
info@modernart.net
www.modernart.net

Opening hours
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From 11am to 6pm or by appointment

 

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Tom of Finland Preparatory Drawings @ Stuart Shave/Modern Art – 5th July – London

Stuart Shave/Modern Art is to show an exhibition of drawings by Tom of Finland.

5th July – 10th August Modern Art 6 Fitzroy Square London W1T 5DX
www.modernart.net

Tom of Finland Untitled, c.1978 graphite on paper 29.7 x 21 cm 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 ins (MA-FINLT-00001) Copyright Tom of Finland ® Foundation

Tom of Finland, Untitled, c.1978, graphite on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 ins (MA-FINLT-00001) Copyright Tom of Finland ® Foundation

 

This show at Modern Art is comprised of some 30 figurative pencil drawings dating from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, each made as preparatory studies for the highly finished illustrations of gay visual identity for which Tom of Finland is internationally renowned. It is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work held in Britain.

Tom of Finland was born Tuoko Laaksonen in Kaarina, Finland, in 1920. He lived and worked in Finland for the majority of his life, travelling frequently to the United States. He died at the age of 71 in Helsinki, Finland. Tom of Finland’s work has been included in the exhibitions Keep Your Timber Limber, ICA, London (2013); The Collectors, Nordic and Danish Pavilions,53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2009); Compass in Hand, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA (2009), travelling to IVAM, Valencia, Spain (2010), and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2011); Protest and Survive, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2000); Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2000); The 1991 Whitney Biennial (with Group Material), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA (1991); and the New Museum, New York, USA (1989). His work is held in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA; Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Modern Art is grateful for the support of Tom of Finland Foundation. With thanks to Sarah McCrory.

For further information, please contact Modern Art.fad

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