Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Tea lovers




“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.”
- Tom of Finland, 1991
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...









[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.

8 comments:

  1. Perhaps not to be used when your mother comes to visit!

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    1. You don't know my mother - she'd love it... :-) Jx

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  2. I thought I had seen this set before! I don't even drink tea, but I would like that set!

    (I wonder if a Pierre et Gilles one is also available...)

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    1. I haven't seen any china, but their apartment has some magnificent ornaments that I drool over... Jx

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  3. wow, this give a whole new meaning to " I'll take to lumps in my tea". I love his artwork though...stirs so much.

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    1. Can't imagine the Dowager Countess of Grantham taking tea on this service, I must admit. Jx

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  4. Perfect for the tea room!

    We want to know more about your mum.

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    1. My mother, whose only comment on seeing an XXX magazine featuring the humungous Rick Donovan was "Hmmm. Shame about the face."

      Jx

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