14 , 2012
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
on the second Sunday of each month.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch
Los Angeles, CA
City of West
1st Annual Queer Pop-Up Art Village
the curated and juried work
of LGBTQ-minded artists
Los Angeles, CA
The Veil of Fall
Featuring Ray Wiger and Venfield 8
the night of the Fall Equinox.
Los Angeles, CA
4 - 29, 2012
Gena Ivanov — Dialogue
Expressing the Soul of the Artist
began to draw at school but at that time was more interested
in modern dance and this took most of his energies."
London, England / Online
City of West Hollywood
West Hollywood Book Fair
multiple award-winning West Hollywood Book Fair is one of
Southern California’s most eclectic literary events.
Los Angeles, CA
Folsom Street Fair 2012
Find Friends at Folsom. ToFF will be there!
With over 400,000 people in attendance covering 13
the Fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world.
Lopez is an internationally published artist and photographer.
His artwork portrays male masculinity with a reminiscence of the
old masters. He has his studio/gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
will be displaying his works at the
Hollywood / Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair.
of the "golden era of beefcake photography",
Palatinus is being rediscovered fifty years after his short
He is still leaving creative footsteps, and is currently touring
is an international multi-disciplinary artist.
Oulu's latest series of works is titled, "My Penis and I"
and includes sculpture, video, photography, and performance art.
books arrive at TOM House for launch!
Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero
Arrives in time for the Fair!
Months upon months of dedication
has come to fruition. The new Tom Anthology went to press and has arrived
at Foundation for its launch at the West
Hollywood / Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend..
Most TOM books, filled with
his drawings, let Tom's artwork speak for itself. This one is different.
Fans of Tom's artwork won't
be disappointed, though — it's loaded with his art from age 8
and upwards. Many images have been carefully restored, and faithfully
But this book tries to answer
the question: "Who was Tom of Finland?" From early
childhood, through his war years, and beyond. An icon? Yes. Beneath
it, the man.
Thanks the Artist
For this Contribution
STASIU (American, 1962- ),
Chained Submission, 2012,
Linocut, 2/25, 10.50" x 7.50"
As Tom had established worldwide
recognition as the master of homo-erotic art, the Foundation’s
original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog of work. Several years
later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art
in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual
behavior or generated a sexual response.
Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public
as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier,
more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.
Tom of Finland Foundation thanks the artist for this contribution.
You will find
Stasiu at the
Hollywood / Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend
Bike or Motro, but Please, PLEASE stay off of the Freeways.
In Los Angeles, CA
While they tell us all to
stay off the freeways and major roads during Carmageddon II, we have
an even better idea — ARTmageddon.
Letís all celebrate and support the local art happening across Los Angeles
on September 29 & 30. (After visiting the Foundation's Fair, of
of Finland Art Fair in
September 7 Issue
Odyssey Magazine Cover Artwork by
XAVIER GICQUEL (French, 1965- ),
Pin-up Tom of Finland, 2008
It goes without saying that
art, creativity and all things fabulous come with being Queer. For our
community, the arts were one of the only outlets we had to freely be
ourselves without the judgment of a puritanical society. Our contributions
in the arts have shaped greater society more than we are given credit
for ó Gay men and women gave society style, aesthetics, and glamour.
And it was through art that our community was given identity and pride.
Through the works
of Tom of Finland, many Gay men throughout the world were shown an alternative
to what larger society had appropriated for Gays. At the time that Tom
began his life as an artist, society viewed Homosexuality as a disease
to be reviled and shunned. As a Gay man, Tom saw through that and defied
what society had set forth, creating imagery of happy, healthy men fornicating
openly. Through his drawings, Tom gave gay men an ideal to aspire to
and they took that and turned it into reality. He also paved the way
for other artists to find the courage to share their work with the world.
Exhibitions of Tomís drawings brought other erotic artists together
to showcase their work and an erotic art fair was born.
We are fortunate
to live in a city raises the bar and celebrates art in all its forms.
Los Angeles holds the distinction of being the first city to ever hold
an erotic art fair. Let us not take any of that for granted. This year
the City of West Hollywood is proud to support Tom of Finlandís 17th
Annual Erotic Art Fair on Sept. 28 Ė 30. We invite all to come and engage
in the beauty and discourse that the Fair has to offer. Declare your
support and pride and leave your inhibitions behind, for to live a proud
and free life is art.
12" of Sin: In Vegas Size Matters
Sponsored by Sin City Gallery
The 2nd annual 12”
of Sin: In Vegas, Size Matters is a juried show sponsored by Sin
City Gallery, Las Vegas. They are seeking sophisticated, intelligent
and clever works of art exploring a variety of subjects and themes with
elegance and modern innovation. This art competition compresses exhibition
boundaries while expanding artistic challenge through works of art that
are no larger than 12 inches square.
International artists must
be 18 years and older and may submit up to four works of art. Closing
deadline is October 1, 2012.
of Sin Submissions Website.
Creator | Landscape Designer | Horticulturalist | Greenskeeper
Visitors arriving for Friday night's Artists
Reception (September 28) will be able to enjoy Pleasure Park,
a terraced landscape at the rear of TOM House. There are spots to lounge
and enjoy views of Los Angeles. Among the varied flaura is a slightly
phallic cactus garden for your amusement.
Can't make it Friday? You can also enjoy the park when
you schedule a tour of TOM House.
a tour of TOM
House please call 213.250.1685
TOM in Berlin
A very high-tech
fetish cruising bar presents TOM where he really feels at home!
Kleiststraße 35, 10787 Berlin, Germany · Map
SHOOT AT TOM HOUSE
Starrfucker and Sold Out
With Angelo Marconi
There could not have been
a more perfect location for the photo shoot with Angelo Marconi and
Sold Out Clothing than the home of the Tom of Finland Foundation. The
Tom of Finland inspired clothing line has been very popular amongst
porn stars and models, like the asstastic Marconi ever since thir launch
in March of 2011.
What's Happening Around The Foundation
VISIT JayPG's PHOTO
SITE FOR EXTENSIVE IMAGES OF FOUNDATION EVENTS!
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