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Tom of Finland and then some at FEATURE INC.

James Kalm makes his way to the Lower East Side digs of Feature Gallery to preview this exhibition. Touko Laaksonen better known as Tom of Finland (1920-1991) was a pioneer of the erotic, concentrating on male homosexual fantasies. Developing his style and subject matter during the buttoned down 40s and 50s and it wasn't till the mid 70s that he began to receive the international recognition for his work that it deserved. Also included are views of works by artists who have drawn inspiration from Tom's work like: Richard Prince, Judy Rifka, Larry Clark, Robert W. Richards Brian Kenny, Sean Landers Raymond Pettibon among others.
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