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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
June 11 - 26, 2014
Online

Paddle 8
presents:

Pride
An Auction Celebrating LGBT Artists and Subject Matter


BRADLEY WESTER
CUM from the Disco Intervention series
22.5 x 18 in (57.15 x 45.72 cm)

An auction celebrating LGBT artists and subject matter, including works from established and emerging artists, with a portion of proceeds being donated to Fire Island Artist Residency and Queer NY.

"Crossing the spectrum in terms of medium, subject, and tone, these works speak to the dynamic community spirit of LGBT artists, and are unified in their rarity and flawless provenance."

— Matthew Knight, Auction Specialist, Paddle8

In partnership with Intandem Creatives and FourTwoNine, a portion of the proceeds are being donated to Fire Island Artist Residency and Queer NY.


TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (preparatory drawing from Loggers), 1976, Graphite and marker on paper,
11.63 x 8.25 in (29.54 x 20.96 cm) – Framed dimensions: 14.25 x 10.75 x 1.5 in. (36.2 x 27.3 x 3.8 cm)
© 1976 Tom of Finland Foundation

A rare preparatory sketch from the renowned erotic artist. The drawing comprising only a small portion of the torn sheet of paper, renders two men (who are part of the larger finished work and composition), engaged in a sexual act. The hint of the black marker used on the leg of the left-hand figure gives a glimpse into the finished work, which undoubtedly has these figures clad in leather. The drawing shows the artist’s masterful technique as a draughtsman. This intimate work is a unique opportunity to complete a comprehensive drawing collection.

Provenance: Tom of Finland Foundation and David Kordansky Gallery

Tom of Finland’s long and prolific career has defined Gay visual culture, and he has been celebrated as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His works have been internationally exhibited and collected.

Paddle8 is a marketplace for collectors, presenting auctions of extraordinary art and objects.

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