CULTUREEDIT / Tom of Finland Store is thrilled to announce an online exhibition titled 1421 Laveta Terrace, an intimate collection of photographs and moving image works by British artist Stuart Sandford.
The exhibition consists of Sandford’s Polaroid suite 1421 Laveta Terrace, snap shots of his personal experiences and atmosphere at Tom of Finland Foundation taken during his time as artist-in-residence there and serving as an homage to Tom, alongside a special collaboration of portraits with porn actor Brent Corrigan, as well as documentation of a bronze sculpture where visitors to Tom of Finland Foundation were asked to contribute their urine in the making of the work.
Building on an ongoing practice that began with investigating unbridled adolescent narcissism and moving through the self-reflexive nature of photography in the era of ‘the selfie', Facebook and Instagram, Sandford redeploys analog photographic processes to document his experiences, preserving them for posterity with an unlikely medium. Each of his photographs capture an instantaneous moment – some ordinary, others erotic. Ultimately, Sandford creates a sequential portrait of a highly particular community, blurring the lines between artist and participant
Sandford’s photographs from 1421 Laveta Terrace are now exclusively available as limited edition prints via CULTUREEDIT / Tom of Finland Store. This exhibition coincides with Sandford’s release of a new limited edition portfolio of the same name in a bespoke leather case to mark Tom’s centenary.