Tom Of Finland

Untitled ("Happy Couple")

Found at Bonhams, London
The Male Form, Lot 7
16. Jun - 16. Jun 2021
Estimate: 15.000 - 20.000 GBP
Price realised: 29.000 GBP
A Curated Selection by Henry Miller
Property from the Miles Chapman Collection
Tom of Finland (Finnish, 1920-1991)
Untitled ("Happy Couple")
signed 'Tom' (lower left)
graphite on paper
30.5 x 22.5cm (12 x 8 7/8in).
Bob Mizer (1922-1992), founder of Athletic Model Guild (AMG) | bequeathed to his heir Wayne Stanley | acquired from him c.1997 (with some hundred-plus original drawings published in Physique Pictorial by other great American physique artists) by Miles Chapman, formerly a senior editor at Vanity Fair

Upper estimate price exceeded by 45 %.

The work Untitled ("Happy Couple") by Tom of Finland was auctioned at Bonhams in London in June 2021. It achieved a price of GBP 29,000.00 (€ 33,792.54), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 45%. Admittedly, works by Tom of Finland have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Untitled [Twelve Works|AID701324] in May last year with an auction result of USD 289,800.00 (€ 270,058.71).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 45 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Untitled ("Happy Couple") von Tom of Finland kam im Juni 2021 bei Bonhams in London zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 29.000,00 (€ 33.792,54) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 45%. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Tom of Finland auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Untitled [Twelve Works|AID701324] im Mai letzten Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 289.800,00 (€ 270.058,71).

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