Limited First Edition of only 1000, dated 1974. Rare Scarce, collectible thus edited by John Paignton Shipley Barrington, London England THE TOM ALBUM - HOMO EROTIC ART Volume 3 III 48 pages, saddle stapled, 8x11 coated paper, heavy stock.TOM OF FINLAND Aka Touko Valio Laaksonen (1920 - 1991). With the decriminalization of male nudity, adult publications became more mainstream in gay cultures, and Touko Valio Laaksonen's work along with it. By 1973, he was publishing erotic comic books and making inroads to the mainstream art world with exhibitions. In 1973 he gave up his full-time job at the Helsinki office of McCann-Erickson, an international advertising firm. "Since then I've lived in jeans and lived on my drawings, " is how he described the lifestyle transition which occurred during this period. By the mid-1970s he was also emphasizing a photorealistic style, making aspects of the drawings appear more photographic. Many of his drawings are based on photographs, but none are exact reproductions of them. The photographic inspiration is used, on the one hand, to create lifelike, almost moving images, with convincing and active postures and gestures while Laaksonen exaggerates physical features and presents his ideal of masculine beauty and sexual allure, combining realism with fantasy. In Daddy and the Muscle Academy The Art, Life, and Times of Tom of Finland examples of photographs and the drawings based upon them are shown side by side. Although he considered the photographs to be merely reference tools for his drawings, contemporary art students have seen them as complete works of art that stand on their own. In 1984 the Tom of Finland Foundation was established to collect, preserve, and exhibit homoerotic artwork. The scope of the organization expanded to erotic works of all types, sponsored contests, exhibits, and started the groundwork for a museum of erotic art. Laaksonen was diagnosed with emphysema in 1988. Eventually the disease and medication caused his hands to tremble, leading him to switch mediums from pencil to pastels. He died in 1991 of an emphysema-induced stroke. 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