Tom of Finland is an icon of gay culture. Now, in a new unprecedented collaboration, the Tom of Finland estate has granted internationally acclaimed artists, Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide Pierson – who go by Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF) –access to its archives for an update of Touko Laaksonen’s work. This collage is part of a larger series of works and offers a continuation of AVAF’s application of cultural references and artifacts as participants in their work, and is the most “vivid” adaptation of the TOF’s drawings to date.
A print is available in an edition of just 75, for $200 on Artspace. The collaboration was JUST announced so jump on it, if you want this in YOUR collection. Go here to order.