An Auction Celebrating LGBT Artists and Subject Matter
CUM from the Disco Intervention
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
"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
Untitled (preparatory drawing from Loggers), 1976, Graphite and marker
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
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
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