Tom of Finland Foundation and Feature Inc are the same age. The gallery represented the artist, first during the last years of his career, and presently for ToFF. Hudson shares in Tom’s legacy by helping place his works in museums and putting many people face-to-face with his original artwork for the first time.
“In 1984 Tom brought 1,500 rough sketches from Finland to store at the Foundation. He never thought they were worthwhile outside of his archives. But I went “oh my god, these are amazing”. So immediately, I sent copies of them to our gallery in New York, Feature gallery. Hudson is an amazing man, and did so much for Tom. Hudson exhibited Tom along with artists that he inspired like G. B. Jones. He also exhibited Martin of Holland, who made drawings of scat play. He exhibited all of them in his gallery in SoHo and he never put up an explanation or a sign. This fucking sign shit. Trying to prevent someone from being offended…”
– Durk Dehner, Sex Magazine, 2014
The one, and only one Hudson, forever.
There will be a private funeral and arrangements are being made for a memorial service in June.