EXHIBITION IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOM HOUSE: THE WORK AND LIFE OF TOM OF FINLAND AT MOCA DETROIT

FROZEN PALMS presents TOM OF FINLAND X HENZEL STUDIO in conjunction with TOM HOUSE: THE WORK AND LIFE OF TOM OF FINLAND AT MOCA DETROIT. On view April 19 – May 19, 2018. Coinciding with the exhibition, TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland at MOCA Detroit, Frozen Palms presents a highlight of carpets designed in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation.
Tom of Finland’s drawings – remarkable not only for their masterful rendering, but also their fantastical representation of the male form – have been long celebrated for their radical role in broadening the popular understanding of Queer experience in art. Placed in context with his peers, the assemblage of these artworks engages a sensational narrative, one that helped define a generation.The integration Tom of Finland’s work into the media at hand – hand made rugs and pillows – was ignited by the unique environment and interior elements that make TOM House. Located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, it is home of Tom of Finland Foundation, guardians of the artist’s body of work and living archive for the erotic arts, and where Tom permanently lived for the last decade of his life.

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