He produced thousands of illustrations largely involving muscular men with exaggerated assets wearing tight clothing, presented as a contrast to the early stereotypes of the gay man as effeminate. This letter, handwritten on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, was corresponding with a man regarding the quality of a limited edition reproduction lithograph of The Sauna; he mentions the best reproduction of any of his drawings is the color litho of A Man and His Boot, then goes on to suggest prints of original drawings, “with a bit wilder themes, ” he has available for sale that may more align with the purchaser’s tastes. The following page shows these available prints and prices with handwritten notes marking the older art from the 60s, uncensored. Also included is a set of 3 pages removed from a Drummer magazine and stapled together with an interview with Tom of Finland. The letter is in excellent condition, stored in a sleeve over the years; some graphite smudges are present on the paper possibly from Tom, with some light corner creases/folds. Please see photos for further information on condition and content, and check out our shop for more from this unique estate, including Tom of Finland books, t-shirt, mugs, and magnets! I do my best to accurately describe items listed for sale. Any chips, cracks, tears, stains or other noticeable damage will be listed in the description. If no damages or defects are listed above, it is because I didn’t see any and the item is in very good condition. Please look carefully at the photos, as they are considered to be part of the description! Some items may not have been tested to make sure they work properly. I try to note that in the description. If you are not 100% satisfied. Do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to resolve the problem. All prices are based on. Each item is carefully packaged to ensure safe arrival at its destination. With the cost of boxes, bubble wrap, peanuts, tape, etc. I will notify you if it will run later than that for any reason. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “parcka727″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Finland
- Profession: Art
- Signed by: Tom of Finland
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Modified Item: No