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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”.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 345,00 kr.

    PICKLES (Stephen Pickles): QUEENS. London: Quartet Books, 1984. Hardcover, w jacket. 289 pp. Minor wear to exterior. Overall a very good copy. 1st edition Queens is a novel, written in 1984 by Stephen Pickles, who at the time was working as an editor at Quartet Books, the publisher of the…

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    GENSTANDE ( = OBJECTS / = SEX TOYS) Copenhagen: SV PRESS / SVB, 1969. Small 12mo landscape format in original wraps. 111 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs by John Fowlie. Text in Danish. Light wear to cover, some pages with a little wrinkling and a small tear, but no loss,…

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    “Sex – Theater. Eine fotografische Dokumentation”. Munich: Mahnert-Lueg, 1981. 4°. Publishers photo-illustrated wrappers with elongated French flaps as issued. App. 120 unpaginated pages illustrated throughout with b/w photos by Gelpke. Introduction in German by Allen Porter. A near fine & fine copy with only minimal shelfwear First edition 1st printing…

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    Larry Clark: BERLIN 2012. Berlin C/O Berlin, 2012. Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition “Larry Clark” held at at C/O Berlin summer 2012. Takes the form of a doublevinyl album record sleeve (12 inch) with a thin catalogue tucked in the back and two large posters (47 x 23.5…

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    Delta of Venus. Erotica by Anaïs Nin. Penguin Paperback, 2022. 224 pp. Fine clean copy