The beautiful people at Rizzoli and culture EDIT sped over these previews of Michael Reynold's forthcoming Tom of Finland book: TOM HOUSE. The living erotic collage of it is vital to the life affirming degree. Here's what the press release articulated.
Tom House is no ordinary shrine to a famous artist. For one thing, there is male genitalia galore throughout the home: erect statues in marble and bronze, full-frontal paintings and drawings, embroidered throw pillows and kitchen magnets and colossal collages—no art form too high or too low! The parade of tumescent penises—the
work of homoerotic artists from across the globe, Tom’s included—transcends pornography and kitsch to present a comprehensive portrait of Tom of Finland and the power of the art he created.
The book moves from art-filled room to art-filled room, dining room to dungeon, Tom’s attic bedroom to his bar in the basement. Almost every surface of the house is covered in work made by Tom himself, or by those he influenced and inspired. Martyn Thompson’s revelatory photographs are paired with unpublished preparatory sketches and unfinished drawings. Together, the compelling images place Tom’s work in an entirely new light, inviting readers to explore a hidden world of dreams and desire—the world of Tom of Finland.