MARCH, 2011 ISSUE of ART magazine with report on TOM and the exhibition in Turku.
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled, 1986, Color pencil on paper,
© 1986 Tom of Finland Foundation
ENGLISH TRANSLATION (via Google-translate)
After Elmgreen & Dragset showed his drawings at the last Venice Biennial, dedicated in 2011, the European cultural capital of Turku artist legend Tom of Finland. A large retrospective exhibition until 18 December 70 works by the artist who really came from Finland, but not Tom said: Touko Laaksonen When he was born in 1920 in the small town on the outskirts of Turku Kaarina, he died in 1991 in Helsinki. Art historians are still arguing whether his vigorous men images now sent to stereotypes play-ing or just use stereotypical images are.
Touko Laaksonen, better known as “Tom of Finland” (1955)
Gay icons of masculinity (untitled, 1986)
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