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Tom of Finland
Retrospective; Retrospective II; Retrospective III
Los Angeles: Tom of Finland Foundation, 1989. First Edition. 1989, 1991, 1997. Three volumes: Retrospective, Retrospective II, Retrospective III. Three volumes. The first volume is a second printing, and the second and third volumes are first editions. Signed by Tom of Finland on the title page of the first volume. Bound in publisher's black cloth lettered in silver. Near Fine, with contents of volume one shaken. Light wear and rubbing to dust jackets, and a large closed tear to the rear panel of the first volume. A collection of Finnish artist Touko Valio Laaksonen's homoerotic fetish work, who published under the pseudonym Tom of Finland. He was hailed as "the most influential creator of gay pornographic images," and although his work was not originally percieved as high art, several of his works have been acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art. Near Fine / Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [United States]

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