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    Kake, the fictional character created by Tom of Finland. A gay leatherman distinguished by his hypermasculine physical characteristics and his frequent sexual encounters, Kake appears as the title character of a 26-issue erotic comic book series published by Laaksonen from 1968 to 1986. An ongoing Kake comic was originally commissioned by the Danish pornography publishing house DFT in the late 1960s. It was Laaksonen’s first comic to be sold as discrete comic books, his previous comics in the magazine Physique Pictorial having been published as partial excerpts with the full work sold separately by mail order as a set of five to fifteen printed panels. The publication of Kake transferred to Revolt Press in 1971, and to the Tom of Finland Company in 1982. Laaksonen’s illustrations of leathermen, as exemplified by Kake, significantly influenced the aesthetics of the gay leather subculture. Kake is among Laaksonen’s most popular creations, having been alternately described as his “most iconic character” and as “the gay world’s most familiar pin-up icon”.

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    500,00 kr.

    ETIENNE (aka Dom Orejudos) San Francisco: Falcon Studios, 1986. Magazine format ( ½ x 11 inches) with 52 pages, illustrated black and white throughout. Light wear to cover only and minor dicoloring to edges, faint tobacco odeur. First edition, 1st printing. Very rare Domingo Francisco Juan Esteban “Dom” Orejudos, Secundo…

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    500,00 kr.

    ETIENNE (aka Dom Orejudos) San Francisco: Falcon Studios, 1986. Magazine format ( ½ x 11 inches) with 52 pages, illustrated black and white throughout. Light wear to cover only and minor dicoloring to edges, faint tobacco odeur First edition, 1st printing. Very rare Domingo Francisco Juan Esteban “Dom” Orejudos, Secundo…

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    500,00 kr.

    ETIENNE (aka Dom Orejudos) San Francisco: Falcon Studios, 1987. Magazine format ( ½ x 11 inches) with 52 pages, illustrated black and white throughout. Light wear to cover only and minor dicoloring to edges, faint tobacco odeur. First edition, 1st printing. Very rare Domingo Francisco Juan Esteban “Dom” Orejudos, Secundo…

  • 700,00 kr.

    ETIENNE (aka Dom Orejudos). – Robert (Bob) Yuhnke& Durk Dehner (ed.): THE EROTIC ART OF ETIENNE. No. 2 by Etienne. San Francisco: Falcon Studios, 1984. 4to 8.5×11 inches saddle-stapled magazine-format book with cardstock covers. 52pp., including covers. Illustrated throughout in b/w and color. Backcover with traces from old pricetag and…

  • 300,00 kr.

    First edition from 1998 of the classic comprehensive monograph on Tom of Finland, presenting every phase of his career, from the excited sketches of a young boy in Finland to his last drawings in America

  • 950,00 kr.

    “Tom’s Men: all bulging pectorals, washboard abs, and chiseled jawlines, scantily clad in uniforms or tight leather and jeans—formed archetypal images of gay culture throughout the latter half of the 20th century. From their origins as pictures passed between friends and lovers to their status today as a homoerotic lingua franca, Tom of Finland’s drawings portray a radical vision for their time: a world not simply normalizing but celebrating the trappings of gay desire and masculine fantasy”. Touko Laaksonen became Tom of Finland in 1957; the artist’s drawings had until then remained private material exchanged between friends as he worked by day at the advertising firm McCann Helsinki. At the encouragement of his small Helsinki audience, Laaksonen submitted artwork to photographer Bob Mizer’s Los Angeles-based Physique Pictorial in 1956. Pamphlet-style publications cheap to print and easy to hide—so-called “physique mags”—legally circulated homoerotic imagery under the watchful eyes of censors in postwar America. Mizer ran Physique Pictorial from his LA home, featuring local photography, painting, and drawing. Upon seeing Laaksonen’s submission, Mizer knew the artist’s smiling, sometimes-clothed heroes would make perfect content. For clarity and marketing’s sake, Mizer added “of Finland” to Laaksonen’s normal “Tom” signature; much to the artist’s chagrin, the name stuck. “At the time [before World War II], a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were… I knew—right from the start—that my men were going to be proud and happy men!” —Tom of Finland

  • 1.200,00 kr.

    Shinoyama’s first photobook published in magazine style. With text by Yukio Mishima and Makato Wada and designed by Gan Hosoya. Ultra hip and very well done, as well as finely printed. An incredible first book by Shinoyama that would cement his reputation as master of the nude

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    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1935. 8vo. Publishers cloth boards with paper title label on upper cover (hardcover). xv, 48 plates. Rubbing to board edges, minor soiling to cloth, but clean inside, no inscriptions, contents in fine condition No other printing date than 1935 and presumably a first edition. “These…

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    A truly outstanding jewellery book!

  • 200,00 kr.

    London: Paul Hamlyn, 1966. 4to. Publishers hardcover, no dustjacket. 111 pages illustrated throughout in colour and b/w with beautifully printed nude studies. Very good clean copy First edition Classic charming black and white (and color) female nudes, not so unlike Sam Haskins who must have been inspired by Rawlings when…

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    Bonn: Hieronimi 1968 (1967). Large oversize – folio. Original grey hardcover with unclipped dustjacket. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout. Only very light wear to jacket edges else an attractive well preserved copy Together with ‘Cowboy Kate’, the most cool and the most imitated British photobook. Here the German version: identical to the…