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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
March 12, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

DAVID KORDANSKY, DURK DEHNER,
MICHAEL REYNOLDS AND MAYER RUS


Invite you to a book signing for the release of


TOM HOUSE
TOM OF FINLAND IN LOS ANGELES

SIGNINGS — TOM HOUSE
Photography Martyn Thompson; Artwork Tom of Finland Foundation

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

David Kordansky Gallery
5130 W. Edgewood Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tucked behind a monumental Eugenia hedge on a street of modest bungalows and apartment houses in the rapidly gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park is one of the gay world’s most idiosyncratic and authentic historical sites. Known officially as Tom House (or the Tom of Finland House), it is the place where the revolutionary Finnish homoerotic artist Touko Laaksonen (1920 -1991) lived and worked for much of the last decade of his life.

1421 Laveta Terrace, now home to the Tom of Finland Foundation and the men who administer it, has now been immortalized in Tom House, a new hardcover imprint from Rizzoli. The vision of ingenious creative director Michael Reynolds, the book combines interior photographs from revelatory photographer Martyn Thompson, words from essayist, journalist and design authority Mayer Rus and unpublished preparatory sketches and drawings by Tom himself. The result is an experience that celebrates Tom’s work and life in an entirely new light, inviting readers to explore a hidden world of dreams and desire—the world of Tom of Finland.

David Kordansky

http://tomsfoundation.tumblr.com/post/140997006021/tom-house-tom-of-finland-in-los-angeles-book

As Rizzoli New York releases TOM HOUSE today, Schön! Magazine catches up with Michael Reynolds to find out what led him to curating the “interiors book that you can jerk off to”.

The preparatory drawings, like the House, have an incredibly unfinished, kinetic feel to them as well. In the spirit of killing two libidinous birds with one stone, it made sense to weave the two together in the form of thoughtfully chosen and carefully curated juxtapositions. We wanted the reader to journey through the house and its grounds in a visually poetic, almost dreamlike, fluid way.

See More: tinyurl.com/zguc7h9

— Words / Kristie Gonzales; Photography / Martyn Thompson,
Schön! Magazine


 

Venue:
David Kordansky Gallery

5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles, CA 90019 · Map
Tel. 323.935.3030 · Fax. 323.935.3031
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TOM ON HIS WORK
"Yes, I consider my work pornography. Pornography means to stimulate peoples' sexual feelings, and I'm always very aware of that. My motive is lower than art." — Tom of Finland from the MSC Finland Website.