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"Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland" Exhibition at LA MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is organizing the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art and collaborations of Bob Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka "Tom of Finland" (1920-1991), two of the towering figures of twentieth century erotic art and heroes of an emergent post-war gay culture. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and Guest Co-Curator Richard Hawkins, the exhibition will feature a selection of Laaksonen's masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer's photographs, films, and ephemera, including his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial—where drawings by Laaksonen were first published in 1957.

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