Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 151

Price Realized: $ 87,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000

TOM OF FINLAND (1920-1991)

"Home - Secured."
Colored pencil on paper. 248x315 mm; 9 3/4x12 1/2 inches, image, on 12 1/4x14 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Tom-82" in lower right margin. 1982.

Tom of Finland Foundation catalogue number 82.01.

Provenance: The artist, by private commission to Denis Morin, 1982.

Published: Dian Hanson, Tom of Finland XXL, Cologne: Taschen, 2009; 2021, page 504.

An exceptional color work by Tom of Finland. In a clever homage to the recipient, a good friend and resident Canadian, the breeches and boots of the soldiers are those of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is also the only major color work to feature brown boots as opposed to his usual black.