A historically important queer exhibition is currently running at the Museum of Contemporary Art in West Hollywood featuring the works of Bob Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991).
Titled “Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland,” the exhibition is the first to ever feature the work of the two artists simultaneously. Both artists are crucial to the development of queer art and have radical political significance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.
The exhibition features not only Finland’s iconic drawings and collages exploring male sexuality, but Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films.