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Stefan Merkt honors Tom of Finland’s 100th Birthday with new Exhibit

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  Queerguru always likes to check in with  German artist STEFAN MERKT from time to time as he is always working on a new Exhibition.  He has just opened ” ON THE WAY ′′  and all the work is inspired by Tom of Finland. and marks  the centennial of the birth of this artist, born … Continue reading



J.W. Anderson’s capsule collection for Tom of Finland

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  The ubiquitous queer Brit fashion designer Jonathan Anderson seems to be popping up all over the place these days.  Known for his own very collectable label J.W. Anderson in his store in London’s Soho,  he has collaborated on special collections for Topshop, Uniqlo and Versace. He is also creative director of Loewe, a division of … Continue reading



Happy 100th Birthday Tom of Finland

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Happy Happy  100th Birthday to Tom of Finland  Tom, whose real name was Touko Valio Laaksonen was a Finnish artist who made a huge influence on late 20th Century Gay Culture. Born into a middle class family in a small town in the south west of Finland. Both his parents were school teachers. At the … Continue reading



Happy 100th Birthday Tom of Finland

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  As it’s the centennial of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen aka TOM OF FINLAND, we are expecting there to be a lot of celebrations throughout the coming year. He was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and for his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. He has been called the “most influential … Continue reading



Queer Art in London 2020 : Save The Dates

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The House of Illustration is marking the centenary of the birth gay cultural icon Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen)  with the UK”s  first public Exhibition dedicated  to his work Called Tom of Finland : Love and Liberation it will celebrate the artist whose unique aesthetic and homoerotic visions had a profound impact on the … Continue reading



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