Silvia Prada’s personal affinity for gay culture has resulted in a close relationship with Tom of Finland Foundation. Prada was granted access to Tom of Finland’s collages and reference pages as point of inspiration in the development of pencil drawings infused with Tom’s artistic eye.
I found a lot of emotion in his collages, they are a huge part of Tom’s identity as an artist. Tom would not choose his topics randomly, neither his men… He would have an extremely meticulous method to find the right type of man or the right scene…and that connects my work to his deeply. I found myself in Tom many times
The online exhibition of TOM features Prada’s original drawings compiled alongside select reference pages and collages by Tom of Finland, also published in Prada’s artist’s book TOM by Capricious Publishing.