How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

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Without Touko Laaksonen’s risqué illustrations, the landscape of queer art would look radically different. Here, we explore his influence on five different artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to John Waters

 

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Tom of Finland, Untitled (Portrait of Durk Dehner), 1984
Courtesy of the Tom of Finland Foundation