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NSFW: Legendary Gay Dept.: TOF Commemorative Stamps

15 Apr

Finland is honoring iconic gay artist, Tom of Finland (TOF), with a set of commemorative postage stamps this fall. I can think of many gay artists who deserve to be recognized this way. If only our country were so mature that the US Postal Service would do the same for artists like Keith Haring and Paul Cadmus. They have recognized gay artists before, but very tamely and definitely not in the bold and beautiful manner as these for TOF.

Finnish TOF stamp set

Read about this event here.

So you can see what I mean about tame, here’s the Haring stamp:

Keith Haring

And here is a gorgeous nude by Paul Cadmus that deserves to grace a stamp but, in these unenlightened times, will never do so:

Male Nude by Paul Cadmus

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Gay Erotica, Gay History, Legendary, Male Art

 

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2 responses to “NSFW: Legendary Gay Dept.: TOF Commemorative Stamps

  1. kbartx

    April 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Good alternative choices, Cadmus was certainly a brilliant figure painter, although I wasn’t always fond of his content. Haring is just my hands down fav “gay ” artist. I was even going to have one of his dancing figures Tatooed on me, but that was before living in Hollywood and getting my fill of tattoos. k b

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    • Centaureg

      April 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      Ah, long ago when tattoos were so novel that few people had them. I knew it had all changed when a friend’s grandmother got one for her ankle. I can’t wait until they’re novel again.

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