[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic men’s erotic Tom of Finland has a new book out featuring his LA Home. After his death the home has carries on the the Tom of Finland Foundation, raising funds for community causes.
The house is full of male erotica from dick art, statues, sketches, furniture, pillows and everything else you can imaging that would feature naked male.
A collection of pup masks and pup tail butt plugs sits placidly on a dresser, next to a photo of a guy looking over his shoulder as though asking “whaddya waiting for, woof woof?” And a disembodied marble cock and balls is perched over a bench, like it’s glancing over someone’s shoulder to ask what he’s reading.
One of the best pieces of art is an illustration of a man floating in space, penetrating the entire Earth. That sums up Tom of Finland’s legacy better than anything else we can think of.
A new book has been released that gives you a glimpse into the house. It’s currently available over at Rizzoli. The house is still occupied by the men who resided there with Tom, who dedicated themselves to preserving his legacy, the house now serves as the headquarters of the Tom of Finland Foundation, which acts as a shelter for runaway LGBTQ youth, a gallery for outsider art, and Tom’s archives.