10 October 2019


Tom of Finland: Drawing Beautiful Men Proud To Love Each Other  – Rebecca Larkin

The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

3 September 2019

Tom of Finland Centenary Celebrated With New Cumbrian Exhibition

A new exhibition in association with the Tom of Finland Foundation at Cross Lane Projects Kendal, Cumbria marks the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen).

12 August 2014


Tom of Finland Foundation Announce Their 10th Annual Emerging Artist Competition

Tom of Finland Foundation has just announced the 10th TOM OF FINLAND EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION. To celebrate its 10th anniversary of the prize and 30 years of the Tom of Finland Foundation (est. 1984). The Foundation is honored to have the participation of a stellar group of 10 internationally renowned contemporary artists as judges including,  […]

30 April 2014


Tom of Finland To Appear On Itella Posti Stamps in Autumn

Itella Posti the national postal service in Finland is honouring the homo-erotic artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) AKA Tom of Finland with a series of postage stamps. They will be releasing seven new sets of stamps in total, including 33 new designs. It is an unusual collection to choose from; the subjects of the new stamps […]

21 September 2013


Bob Mizer And Tom of Finland: First American Museum Exhibition Celebrates Homoerotica

MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is mounting a new exhibition celebrating ‘homo-erotic’ masterworks by Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland. This is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920–1991), two of the most significant figures of twentieth century […]

24 June 2013


Tom of Finland: Crossing Over To The Realm Of Fine Art

I first came across the work of Tom of Finland at the Homotopia exhibition titled, “Fellow Travellers,” at Novas Contemporary Urban centre, Liverpool, in 2008. At the time, I was writing reviews for local events. As a person who appreciates and respects artists and art and their working process, my initial reaction was its familiarity […]