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Finnish Postal Service, Tom of Finland stamps, 2014

Tom of Finland’s Homoerotic Stamps Are a Hit - artnet
The Finnish postal service launched its much-awaited set of stamps by homoerotic artist Tom of Finland on Monday. And boy were they a hit.
According to the AFP, Posti, as the postal service has been called since 2011, sold stamps to 178 of the world’s 196 countries during the six months of pre-sale time. Sweden, the UK, the US, and France followed Finland in the number of stamps purchased.

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Finnish Postal Service, Tom of Finland stamps, 2014

Tom of Finland’s Homoerotic Stamps Are a Hit - artnet

The Finnish postal service launched its much-awaited set of stamps by homoerotic artist Tom of Finland on Monday. And boy were they a hit.

According to the AFP, Posti, as the postal service has been called since 2011, sold stamps to 178 of the world’s 196 countries during the six months of pre-sale time. Sweden, the UK, the US, and France followed Finland in the number of stamps purchased.


  • Arne Glimcher: When you pasted the pictures of yourself on the advertisements in the subway, did you paste your face over the faces of the characters in the ads?
  • Lucas Samaras: Yeah, it was like a surreptitious thing you did at night, you know? That was before graffiti art came, and graffiti at that time had a different look altogether. It was people making dirty pictures and it was crude and it was very fast. It was wonderful, you know? Because the graffiti artists sort of killed it in a way. They had these spray paint cans and the cans produced a certain kind of line, a thick line. Later on they did some nice graphic stuff, the graffiti artists, but in a way they killed the old graffiti, you know?
  • AG: The toilet wall graffiti.
  • LS: Yeah, which was great.