Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

TOM OF FINLAND (1920-1991)

Two Photographs Signed, "Tom," each a reproduction of one of his graphite drawings showing a shirtless man in bulging jeans.
One in red ink additionally inscribed, "Merry X-mas," with an Autograph Note Signed on verso: "Thanks for your photo. / What a fabulous guy you are! / Would be fine to use you / as a model." Signed in blank lower margin or in the image at lower right. 160x110 mm; 6 1/4x4 1/4 inches, or 170x82 mm; 6 3/4x3 1/4 inches; moderate staining to verso of each with one affecting note, few minor scattered creases. Np, nd.

Additional Details

Provenance: Tom of Finland, thence to Robert Jones, former director of Leslie-Lohmann Gay Art Foundation, New York.