CULTURE

Photos: Tom’s House: Inside Tom of Finland’s Los Angeles Home

Rizzoli’s coffee table book “Tom House” peeks inside the artist’s Los Angeles home.


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Tom House, located at 1421 Laveta Terrace in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Tom of Finland, preparatory drawing #0997, 1978, graphite on paper, courtesy of Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Inside Tom House. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Tom of Finland, preparatory drawing #0765, 1982, graphite on paper, copyright Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Dan Marshall, tattoo of preparatory drawing #0620 on artist/personality Rainblo, 2015, ink on skin.

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Inside Tom House. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Signage leading to “Pleasure Park,” a hillside with private pavilions. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Tom of Finland, preparatory drawing #0072, 1981, graphite on paper, copyright Tom of Finland Foundation.

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A drawing class at Tom House. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Tom of Finland preparatory drawing #0580, c. 1965, graphite on paper, copyright Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Inside Tom House. Photo by Martyn Thompson.

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Clockwise from top left: Tom and Durk at Mt. Baldy, 1986; Tom House c. 1980; Tom with Mike Pereyra, c. 1989; friends of ToFF, c. 1995; Durk, 1978; John Waters and Greg Gorman, 2001; Tom and Durk, 1986; Nichelle Nichols with ToFF volunteer Harry Schlager, 2015.

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Tom of Finland, preparatory drawing #0620, 1979, graphite on paper, copyright Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Tom and Durk at a fundraiser for the Foundation at the Eagle in San Francisco, 1985. Photo: Robert Pruzan.

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Cover of “Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles.” Leather jacket with Tom of Finland Lining, designed by Gary Robinson and David Johnson, 1998.