I’m A Cruiser: Tom of Finland’s Subcultural Smut At Artists Space

Filthy Dreams

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1976, Collection Ulrich Tangermann, Hamburg (all images via Artists Space) Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1976, Collection Ulrich Tangermann, Hamburg (all images via Artists Space)

As the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage this week, everyone on the Twitters was declaring #LoveWins. Well, maybe, but let’s remember that love doesn’t just win in chapels and courthouses. Love can also win in sex clubs and bathhouses, in parks and public restrooms. Like John Waters says, I miss perverts! Well, what better way to celebrating sleaze with the father of hypermasculine homoeroticism himself: Tom of Finland.

The most comprehensive exhibitions of Tom of Finland’s gloriously glory-hole-driven work to date, Artists Space fills their two locations with Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play. With a winding exhibition layout that resembles the labyrinth-like architecture of sex clubs or the Ramble, The Pleasure of Play titillates, overstimulates and overwhelms with Tom of Finland’s seminal subcultural and subversive illustrations.

Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1985, Graphite on paper, Collection John McConnell, San Diego Tom of Finland…

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