e-news #59

 Over Two Decades Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

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May 17, 2006

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
New York City Fundraiser
Coming of Age - 21

Coming of Age. It happens only once!


Five works by Tom of Finland,
purchased by the Judith Rothschild Foundation and
included in a collection of significant drawings compiled by Harvey S. Shipley Miller,
have been gifted to the Museum of Modern Art.

Celebrate the Foundation's 21st Anniversary and the gift to MoMA.
Enjoy 21 of Tom of Finland's finest works
a special performance art piece by KENiMATTix,
and a presentation by the Consul General of Finland.

Cocktail reception and one-night-only exhibition.
6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Charles Cowles Gallery

This benefit will be the event of the year!
Tickets available at the door.


May 17, 2006

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Coming of Age - 21
Official After Party

Will Clark's Porno Bingo!
Guest Caller: Duke Rivers (pictured at left)
Prizes donated by Dark Alley Media.
All adults are welcome at this free event!

Details

Duke Rivers photo by Joseph Moran
New York, NY

May 19 - 21, 2006

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
6th Annual
New York City
Erotic Art Fair Weekend


Fine erotic artwork for sale and enjoyment.
Thousands of Works of Erotic Art
by Artists from Around the World

Opening Reception on Friday
7:00 PM - Art Sales Commence!
Meet the artists and the winner of the
EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST

FAIR IS OPEN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Life Drawing Workshops & Symposiums

Both Days
Guest speakers: Durk Dehner, cofounder and director of the Tom of FInland Foundation, Charles W. Leslie, cofounder of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation and noted author/poet Perry Brass.

On display will be a rough sketch by Tom of Finland,
never before seen in public
which has been designated by the Foundation as the
"Image of the Year" for 2006.


at: The Center

Plus an After Party at Splash on Sunday evening.


May 20, 2006

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
&
NYC LEATHER INVASION
present:

Walk on the Wild Side


Leather History Walking Tour & Bar Crawl of
West Village and the Meatpacking District

 


Durk Dehner says, "Listen what a good time is to be had - burgers, a stroll, sexy company and some bar hopping. Yes sir, it's a great way to keep the stories being passed down and that's really important. Come along and share yours."

VISIT HISTORIC SPOTS AND WATERING HOLES!
Stops include:

    • The Leather Man, THE store!
    • The Hanger with its remarkable artwork by Steve Kramer.
    • The famous (infamous?) Stonewall which has been restored.
    • Ty's, one of the oldest bars on Christopher.
    • The "Bear" friendly Dugout, overlooking the Hudson.
    • The (once) notorious piers.
    • Stroll past The Mineshaft and The Lure, and imagine the souls of horny studs between tables of the tony eateries that now inhabit their space.

The evening starts at 7:00 PM at Julius.
Host: Robert Valin, Mr. Eagle NYC 2005.


Event Details


May 2 -
July 1, 2006

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
presents:
The Culture of Queer:
A Tribute to J. B. Harter

At a new (and old) location!
A new home... reimagined... refocused... revitalized...

Details


New York, NY

May 1 - 31, 2006

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

The "Me" You See
A Web Gallery Curated by Reed Massengill

"This is, in some small part, who I am..."

Details


Online

May 19 - 21, 2006

Art @ Large
showing at:

Tom of Finland Foundation's
New York Erotic Art Fair

FEATURED ARTISTS: H. R. Giger, Annie Sprinkle, Etienne, Luger, Carolyn Weltman, Frances Turner, Charles Gatewood, Steven Johnson Leyba, Spider Webb, Michael Rosen, Pet Silvia, Rinaldo Hopf and the Quentin Crisp Archives.

New York, NY

March 16, 2006 -
Continuing

The Museum of Sex
presents:

Peeping, Probing and Porn
Four centuries of graphic sex in Japan


Peeping, Probing and Porn reveals the erotic iconography of Edo period prints and offer a rare glimpse at long sequestered prints.

Details

New York, NY

February 7, 2005 -
Continuing

The Museum of Sex
presents:

Stags, Smokers, and Blue Movies:
The Origins of American Pornographic Film


The underground evolution of early sex films
originally made between 1915-1960.

Details

New York, NY

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The Dispatch is the newsletter of the Tom of Finland Foundation.       [e-news #59]
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