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A Work Like No Other...,
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This review is from: Tom of Finland XXL (Hardcover)
I've been aware of Tom of Finland's work for a number of years' but have never felt compelled to invest in any previous publications of his art.
That is until I spied this hefty looking tome!
This has to be one of the most exciting purchases I've made in a while; it really is quite the event just taking receipt of the thing - I felt like I should have had an audience and a stage just to note the occasion!
As others have pointed out it really is a joy to "unveil"; removing from the cardboard carry case it comes in and seeing the embossed image wryly smiling back at you...
It really is a treat.
Beneath the exquisite dust cover the book is black felt with another two images carved into it, exuding style and quality before you've even opened the cover!
And once you do I guarantee you'll be mesmerised for hours. I looked through a quarter of the book and over two hours had passed!
The images found within are extraordinarily good - and that isn't gushing praise but fact plain and simple. It's easy to get lost in the sheer sex of it all but the quality of Tom's work is found on so many other levels. These are images that just transfix you - beg to be looked at and admired.
There also lots to read - following the career of the great man and the progression of his work. Hand on heart I haven't read much of it yet but that's testiment to the power of his drawings: my focus just can't stay on the writing for that long.
It seems expensive but for the quality, size and sheer scale of the thing you won't mourn a penny of the pounds you spend on this. So what are you waiting for? Click buy - get it express - wait in - enjoy the anticpation and have fun; I've had mine for almost four months now and I still can't keep my hands and eyes off it!