Image and Intimacy by Stuart Sandford at Tom of Finland House

Notice: The Stuart Sandford collection contains graphic (NOT pornographic) images for mature audiences only.

Stuart Sandford: 1421 Laveta Terrace

This exhibition consists of Stuart Sandford’s Polaroid suite, “1421 Laveta Terrace,” snapshots of his personal experiences and atmosphere at the Tom of Finland Foundation taken during his time as artist-in-residence there and serving as an homage to Tom, alongside a special collaboration of portraits with porn actor Brent Corrigan, as well as documentation of a bronze sculpture where visitors to Tom of Finland Foundation were asked to contribute their urine in the making of the work.

CULTUREEDIT/Tom of Finland Store presents an online exhibition titled 1421 Laveta Terrace, an intimate collection of photographs and moving image works by British artist Stuart Sandford.

advocate.com: Image and Intimacy by Stuart Sandford at Tom of Finland House

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

Post Includes Mature Subject Matter and Content 

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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anothermanmag.com: How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

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

World of Leather: How Tom of Finland Created a Legendary Gay Aesthetic | Art and Design | The Guardian

His subversive drawings ridiculed authority figures and inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. A new film tells the story of Touko Laaksonen’s rise to become Europe’s kinkiest art export

Initially drawing men in riding breeches and army officers in brown leather bomber jackets, he got into the biker look after seeing Marlon Brando in The Wild One. Thereafter, says Durk Dehner, a Canadian friend of Laaksonen’s and now the custodian of his work, Laaksonen and the nascent gay leather scene would inspire one another. Laaksonen would draw his fantasies and send them to friends.

theguardian.com: World of leather: how Tom of Finland created a legendary gay aesthetic | Art and design | The Guardian