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Tom of Finland XXL

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Discover the full range of Tom’s talent, from sensitive portraits and frank sexual pleasure to tender expressions of love and haunting tributes and young men struck down by AIDS. Essays on Tom’s social and personal impact by Camille Paglia, John Waters, Armistead Maupin, Todd Oldham, and others, plus a scholarly analysis of individual drawings by art historian Edward Lucie-Smith round out this elegant, oversized volume.
Hardcover9.6 x 13.5 in.8.08 lb666 pages
“Is there any other artist that we ejaculate to and also have on the coffee table?”
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Tom of Finland XXL

Tom of Finland XXL

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Bigger Is Better

Tom of Finland, oversized for maximum pleasure

In 1998, TASCHEN introduced the world to the masterful art of Touko Laaksonen with The Art of Pleasure. Prior to that, Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, enjoyed an intense cult following in the international gay community but was largely unknown to a broader audience.

In 2009, TASCHEN followed up with the ultimate Tom overview: Tom of Finland XXL, a beautiful big collector’s edition with over 1,000 images, covering six decades of the artist’s career. The work was gathered from collections across the United States and Europe with the help of the Tom of Finland Foundation, featuring many drawings, paintings, and sketches never previously reproduced. Other images had only been seen out of context and were finally presented in the sequential order Tom intended for full artistic appreciation and erotic impact.

The elegant oversized volume showed the full range of Tom’s talent, from sensitive portraits to frank sexual pleasure to tender expressions of love and haunting tributes to young men struck down by AIDS, and was completed by eight commissioned essays on Tom’s social and personal impact by Camille Paglia, John Waters, Armistead Maupin, Todd Oldham, and others, plus a scholarly analysis of individual drawings by art historian Edward Lucie-Smith.

The only thing missing from Tom of Finland XXL was a widely affordable price tag—until now. The new Tom of Finland XXL is still big enough to work your biceps, and includes all of the original content, but costs a fraction of the original price. You’re welcome.
The authors

Armistead Maupin launched his fictive Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1976, later released as a six-volume series of novels, three of which were produced as miniseries for television. He lives in San Francisco.

Camille Paglia is the author of six books, including her groundbreaking analysis of sexual ambiguity in art and literature, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson. Paglia is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, where she lives.

Edward Lucie-Smith was born in 1933 in Kingston, Jamaica, and schooled at Oxford. He has published over 100 books, including Sexuality in Western Art and Latin American Art of the 20th Century. He lives in London and travels extensively.

John Waters was born in 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, and briefly attended New York University. He made his first film, Hag in a Black Leather Jacket, in 1964, and has since directed 17 others, including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, and Pecker. He lives in Baltimore.

Todd Oldham’s studio is a multifaceted design studio for film, photography, furniture, interior decor, books, and even floral arrangements. He lives in New York City and in eastern Pennsylvania.

The editor

Dian Hanson is a senior editor and writer for TASCHEN, with over 50 books to her credit. In addition to ARNOLD, her recent works include The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta.
Read here how it all began.

Tom of Finland XXL
Hardcover24.5 x 34.2 cm3.67 kg666 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-2724-8

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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Awesome book about Tom of Finland

David,October 29, 2021
Historic survey of the life and career of Tom of Finland. Amazing list of authors: Edward Lucie-Smith, Camille Paglia, Armistead Maupin, Todd Oldham and John Waters. Well edited by Dian Hanson. The art is sublime. Thank you, TASCHEN.

Mandatory book

Pedro,October 27, 2021
A must have for any Tom's fan :)

Beautiful book

Quentin,October 27, 2021
Beautiful book if you like Tom of Finland’s art

Gay history in art form

Paul,October 27, 2021
Tom of Finland’s art is one beautiful ‘XXX’ presentation - a great exploration into a small but significant part of gay history

Tolle Qualität

Lorenz,December 22, 2021
Sehr ästhetisches Buch in sehr hoher Qualität. Man erhält einen tollen Einblick durch die Jahrzehnte hinweg.

Anthony,December 1, 2023
Good book - v sexy The way the English, German and French are all integrated into each section is smart and you don’t lose anything from only speaking one or two of those languages