Aug 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2544 - Exhibition Hours

Sale 2544 - Lot 75

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

TOM OF FINLAND (TOUKO VALIO LAAKSONEN, 1920-1991)


Fucker.
Graphite on paper with fixative. 292x210 mm; 11 1/2x8 1/2 inches. Signed "Tom" in ink, lower right image. 1965. Tipped to mount, archivally framed.

A classic image from Tom's bar and bikers sequence, which includes the characters that would appear in his most famous creation, Kake, in 1968.

Published: Dian Hanson, Tom of Finland, Cologne: Taschen, 1998, page 216; Tom of Finland: The Art of Pleasure, Cologne: Taschen, 1998, page 104.

Provenance: Robert Samuel Gallery, 1980s, to current owner.