Very few original works from the 1950’s by Tom of Finland are still in existence.  The 11 original finished graphite drawings represented here comprise the single most significant intact series from Tom’s early career.  The vast majority of Tom’s series have long since been dismantled, so an intact series from the 1950’s that is not owned by the Tom of Finland Foundation is absolutely unprecedented, and the value is difficult to exaggerate.

This work is clearly early Tom.  The scene is vintage and completely contemporary of the time it was created.  And the works have a youthful, almost innocent quality that makes them both somehow more erotic and more charming and endearing.  No series like this has ever been available to the general public, and none is likely to ever been available again.

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