Now live / TOM OF FINLAND: Drawings Reappropriated

July 10 – September 30
Curated by Joakim Andreasson
In collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation
Realized by Calle Henzel

This exhibition has been developed in honor of PRIDE to highlight Tom of Finland’s undeniable influence as an artist and human rights activist.

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Frozen Palms Gallery is pleased to announce a virtual exhibition that highlights Tom of Finland’s preparatory drawings and sketches created as part of the artist’s process in producing his influential works. A selection of these, reappropriated by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999 Sweden) into 13 editioned handmade wool and silk rugs in 2014, will be on view and accompanied by 8 virtual replicas of corresponding drawings made available by Tom of Finland Foundation. The exhibition will also include 4 chromogenic printed velour rugs that feature unique Tom of Finland collages made by Joakim Andreasson.

Images: TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1977, Handmade carpet (tufted), Wool, Edition of 50, Designed and made by Henzel Studio / TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1977, Graphite on paper / © Tom of Finland Foundation

The woven works, many unseen or ever reproduced, feature portraits, scenes depicting camaraderie, homoerotic gaze, flirtation and sexual acts. One drawing outlines a man engaged in a boot fetish scene, another a nipple flirtation, whereas a third, a f**k scene, bringing new meaning to love making on a rug. A single hand knotted rug, entirely woven by hand over the course of five months, depicts one of Tom of Finland’s most iconic works of a “leatherman” wearing a cap. The drawing was made as a study for the visual identity of the gay leather bar TOM’S SALOON, the only place Tom lent his name to. Made with comparable intricacy as the original drawing, it is free form and in select areas enhanced with silk to add shine and replicate the effect of polished leather and graphite of the artist’s pencil.

Images: TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1978, Handmade carpet (tufted), Wool, Edition of 50, Designed and made by Henzel Studio / TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1978, Graphite on paper / © Tom of Finland Foundation

Artists

Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland, AVAF, Ashley Bickerton, Olaf Breuning, Scott Campbell, Leo Gabin, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Horowitz, Robert Knoke, Helmut Lang, Marilyn Minter, Bjarne Melgaard, Tony Oursler, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Wilhelm Sasnal, Linder Sterling, Juergen Teller, Mickalene Thomas, Lawrence Weiner, Jwan Yosef
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Patrick Church, Tom Hegen, Calle Henzel, Linda Linko, Kirk Millar, Daniel Trese, Stuart Sandford

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FROZEN PALMS ARCHIVE / FEATURED EXHIBITION

ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic

2 Apr – 21 Jun 2021
Curated by Joakim Andreasson
Realized by Calle Henzel

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The exhibition ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic, brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure and unknown works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition features nine handmade rugs by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999, Sweden) created in close collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside these are virtual replicas of fourteen original Warhol paintings made available by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, further contextualizing the artist’s accomplishments of both replicating, abstracting and deconstructing the recognizable subject.

Images:
ANDY WARHOL Marilyn, 1967 Tarfala Permafrost Night Edit, 2015 (in-situ) Design by Calle Henzel Limited edtition hand knotted rug 270 x 305 cm (108.5 x 120 ins)

Andy Warhol, self-portrait

Installation view: ANDY WARHOL I love your kiss forever forever, 1969 I love your kiss forever forever, 2015 Design by Calle Henzel Limited edtition hand knotted rug 350 x 200 cm (138 x 79 ins)

ANDY WARHOL Marilyn Diptych, 1962 Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen 81 x 57 inches each (two panels)

ANDY WARHOL Marilyn, 1967 Tarfala Permafrost Night Edit, 2015 Design by Calle Henzel Limited edtition hand knotted rug 270 x 305 cm (108.5 x 120 ins)

ANDY WARHOL Gold Marilyn (Tondo), 1962 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas 17.25 inches diameter

© /® /™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Marilyn Monroe™; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: The Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC.