“I know my little ‘dirty drawings’ are never going to hang in the main salons of the Louvre, but it would be nice if - I would like to say ‘when,’ but I better say ‘if’ - our world learns to accept all the different ways of loving. Then maybe I could have a place in one of the smaller side rooms.”Creator of the greatest "über-masculine" homoerotic art in the late 20th century, Tom of Finland is now considered an artistic, as well as erotic genius - his work appears on the walls of such esteemed establishments as New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as on t-shirts, numerous prints and books, and on this rather marvellous tea service...
- Tom of Finland, 1991
[I know I have featured it before, but it is my 50th birthday this year - hint, hint!]
Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland (8th May 1920 – 7th November 1991)
Tom of Finland Foundation for the protection, preservation and promotion of erotic art.