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Tom of Finland's Sexy, Rare 'Motorcycle Series' Is Up For Auction

A rare, complete set of signed drawings by famed illustrator Tom of Finland will be offered at auction later this month by Phillips Auctioneers in New York City. Entitled The Motorcycle Series, the 11 commissioned drawings represent an early period in the iconic artist’s development and will be sold as a set. Phillips estimates the sale to be worth anywhere between $180,000 to $250,000. The Motorcycle Series was commissioned from 1959 to 1960 by Tony Hepworth of Yorkshire. Both a fan of Tom of Finland and an avid motorcyclist, Hepworth sent £25 each month for Tom to create a homoerotic motorcycle-themed series of drawings. The Motorcycle Series will be on view in New York from November 8 to 17 at 432 Park Avenue, the company’s new headquarters. The auction on November 18 will welcome in-person bidding. You can learn more about the auction at www.phillips.com.