Tom of Finland’s Death Anniversary Week Celebration, November 7 – 13, 2022 @dollphotostudio

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Also known as The Folsom David and The Castro David, this statue was the creation of Mike Caffee and became the icon of Fe-Be’s, the first leather bar on Folsom Street on San Francisco.

Click here to read about Fe-Be’s Leather David and here for an even deeper dive into Fe-Be’s and its icon.

There are two Leather David statues at TOM House. One is painted and located in one of the bedrooms, and the other is the unpainted glazed plaster statue in the main bathroom, securely bolted to the countertop.

Today’s series is a hybrid of homages. It’s safe to say that when Tom drew his own David erotica (signed 1977), he was influenced by an erotic statue by another great queer artist, Michelangelo.

Caffee also used Michelangelo’s David and remade him in his own image.

Chrissy, @toyphotostudio’s main cast member, plays the part of the mesmerized tourist (and a size comparison to the statue who is 30″ tall). His handmade clothes were inspired by Rufskin’s Tom of Finland 2015 collection.

Dollsexposed showcases queer erotica, kink, fetish, and activism through twelve-inch doll photography. Their adventures in the doll world began in 2011 before establishing a home on eleven years later.

Dollsexposed's works have been displayed at Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Los Angeles Leather Getaway.

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