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
Heath Daniels and Michael J. Saul’s Art
sexual encounters and scenes of
extreme intimacy are juxtaposed."
Los Angeles, CA
May 19, 2013
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
modern yet classical treatment of the nude, and his innovative
approach to fashion brought him international acclaim…"
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
of the Hat and Odds & Ends:
Finland Foundation is most thankful for the generous contribution
made by the Los Angeles Division of the California Boots
and Breeches Corps.
We are here because friends
are there for us. TOM’s Foundation exists with your contributions.
Check out photos
from their recent holiday party at the Foundation.
Crowley, aka Rica
Shay, is one adorable, nasty artist. He heard his Starrfucker
mag was at the Foundation and had to come over to check us out.
He had a great tour and is interested to learn about the creative
process of other artists.
He promises to be back
this summer and do some modeling for us. He ran off to perform at
in West Hollywood.
Dylan, Sharp & Jay
Rosser and Jay Roberts visit TOM House.
Jay Roberts Website.
Finland Foundation's Holiday Potluck at TOM House
on the 16th of December welcomed everyone with open arms and big
hugs. Santa (Pete Finland) was there to spank both "naughty
See the gallery
of photos taken by Lorenzo
Thank you to our Volunteers, Members and Supporters.
FERNANDO CARPANEDA (Brazilian),
Biker Jerking Off, 2012, Clay, cement, human hair,
fabric, wood and acrylic paint, 8" x 3.37" x 3.37"
Carpaneda was born in Brasília,
Brazil. He works with clay sculptures. His main theme is always the
human being. He watches people in the streets, bars, concerts, and places
where people sell their bodies.
Fernando makes portraits
of rent boys, punks, junkies, thieves and outcasts. Instead of attaching
himself to muses, he focuses on male nudes to compose his art pieces,
having the human being, the masculine, as the main goal in his work.
All his portraits are like a relic, a holy place, a moment caught in
ToFF is very proud to have
this wonderful sculpture in its collection. Catch an interview with
the artist on TOM's
S. R. Sharp, ToFF curator
and Nancy Peach, artist.
In 2008, I became interested
in the art of Japanese erotic bondage called Shibari, which came into
use in the west in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku.
Kinbaku means tight binding, using simple yet visually intricate patterns.
Japanese bondage is very much about the way the ropes are applied and
the pleasure is more in the journey than the destination.
The patterns that are created in this particular style of rope bondage
by the Nawashi (rope master) are fascinating to me and I continue to
be intrigued with the beauty.
More from Nancy Peach on
Blog and a link to her winning entry in the Emerging Erotic Artist
To Tom In Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero From
Boots, Biceps and Bulges
Model: Alex Marte
Photographer: Roberto Chiovitti
Photo assistant: Fabio Piarulli
Model style and graphic concept: Michele Angiuli
21st century man inspired by the masculine images Tom created!
Unfortunately for Tom,
he was just too far ahead of the crowd in many things. Take leather,
for instance. Since the fifties, when only really tough guys wore the
black-leather uniform of the alienated loner, leather became one of
the great fashion trends of the twentieth century. By the nineties,
everyone wore it, even a young matron taking a similarly-clad daughter
to the mall.
But Tom was into leather
back in the forties. This was so early that, while the postwar rebel
without a cause had already come into existence, he had not yet discovered
black leather; he was still wearing brown.
Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero
No one bought the book for you? Treat yourself.
Here’s the full story of the Gay icon, Tom of Finland.
Many of the photos and drawings
are published here for the first time.
Gay business! Buy it at...
of Tom of Finland Galleries
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Tom the Artist
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Two Thousand And Thirteen – Bring It On!
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Preliminary for #81.26), 1981, Graphite on paper,
ToFF #0155, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation
passionate, prosperous and pleasing
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