Toukio Valio LAAKSONEN alias TOM OF FINLAND... - Lot 169 - Barbarossa maison de ventes

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Toukio Valio LAAKSONEN alias TOM OF FINLAND... - Lot 169 - Barbarossa maison de ventes
Toukio Valio LAAKSONEN alias TOM OF FINLAND (1920- 1991) Balls behind graphite on paper signed lower right 29 x 20 cm Finnish draughtsman and painter, he sketched during his studies his first homoerotic drawings inspired by images of Finnish workers. Continuing his drawings while working in the advertising industry, he sent some to the magazine Physique Pictorial in 1957 which published them. The recognition of his work allowed him to leave his job in 1973 to devote himself completely to it. He published successful erotic comics, including the famous Kake series. With his archetypal characters he contributed to the emergence of a new gay figure and popularized the SM subculture.
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