e-news #93 october 11, 2008

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

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tom of finland foundation news
and news from the world of erotic art.

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events & exhibitions

October 12, 2008

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Hank and ?
"I'll have at least 1 Body Builder type, and 1 Model type."
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!

Now 1 - 4 PM
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Los Angeles, CA

September 20 -
November 30, 2008

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and
Homotopia present:
Tom of Finland Retrospective
The Drawings of Tom of Finland


See Tom of Finland on online Homotopia TV!
An insight into the artist.

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Liverpool, England

March 27 - 29, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
West Hollywood / Los Angeles
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

THE EROTIC ART EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Details


West Hollywood / LA, CA

October 24, 2008 -
February 14, 2009

The Kinsey Institute
presents:
Pre-Revolutionary Queer:
Gay Art and Culture Before Stonewall


"Documenting the existence of a vibrant but largely underground gay culture
prior to the start of the modern gay rights movement in the late 1960s."

Details

Bloomington, IN

September 20, 2008 -
January 11, 2009

The German Leather Museum
presents:

Rituals
Works by Gotthard Bonell

"He leaves it to the viewers to interpret the scenes for themselves."

Details

Offenbach, Germany

October 30 -
December 12, 2008

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Splatter
Murder, Monsters, Mayhem & Gore!

"Why are we drawn to murder? What does it say about
society obsessed with love, sex, death & violence?"

Details

Los Angeles, CA

October 1 - 31, 2008

Adonis Art
presents:
New Paintings
by David Ambrose


"...David’s subject matter ranges from days out on the
fabulous beaches of his native Wales, to beautiful, intimate moments..."

Details

London, England / Online

October 24 - 25, 2008

Perry Mann
presents an:
Erotic Arts Festival
Part of The 29th Exotic Erotic Expo and Ball

Call For Artists!
All Artists to Keep 100% of sales.

Details

San Francisco, CA

April 30 -
May 3, 2009

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
presents:
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2009
Own Your Pleasure

Call For Artists!
Submission deadline is January 30, 2009

Details

Seattle, WA

February 6 - 14, 2009

Juxtapoz Magazine
presents:

The Dirty Show X
10th Annual International Erotic Art Exhibition

Call For Artists
Submission deadline is December 15, 2008

Details

Detroit, MI

September 18 -
November 1, 2008

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art
present:

The Company of Men
The Photographs of Blake Little


"I wanted to start a new series yet I was bored with photographing nudes,
I wanted to take photographs that captured the strength and integrity..."

Details

Brooklyn, NY

October 30, 2008 -
February 28, 2009

Mister B Amsterdam
presents:
Passion
Artwork by Sepp of Vienna

"Men, real hunks, bears, muscles, hair, hard and horny -
that's how a man wants his favourite guy."

Details

Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 10 - 24, 2008

New York Leather Weekend and
The LGBT Community Center

present:

Rough Hewn Love
S/M Art Gallery

"Meet some of the city's most provocative artists..."

Details


New York, NY
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!
new artist links

The Gay Art Collection, is a premier gallery for the gay art genre. Visitors can view art by Tom of Finland, Beau, Jim French, Tom Bianchi and more. The intensity of these artists' works is only matched by the mastery of their craft. Some is for sale.

David Morrow Photography: My figurative work is comprised primarily of figures of men. I want there to be a sense of mystery... something that will inspire the viewer to want to "learn more" about the person photographed.

Iconic — as few others can claim — Jim French created works that set the tone for gay imagery in the '70s and '80s. Some photography features John Pruitt and Jake Tanner, plus rare drawings created when he used the name of Rip Colt.

BearArts.com is a gallery of digital drawings and prints with lots of bears and other regular guys by artist JT Goecke. Check out the special section Just Dicks: Penises of the Rich & Famous.

Ira Smith's renderings can be seen in over 30 publications in America and Europe. His work hangs in bars and galleries which cater to the need of those with specific taste in erotica.

Website Update:
Marc DeBauch: "My artwork has been described as mysterious, occult, sensuous, educational, and often humorous. Many in my paintings are friends, porn stars, sexual playmates. You may even recognize someone you know! I hope to excite you visually, emotionally, spiritually and of course sexually."
art news

Erotic Heritage Museum
by Richard Abowitz


Photo by Sarah Gerke

In his Los Angeles Times blog, The Movable Buffet: Dispatches from Las Vegas, Richard Abowitz investigates an attraction that might interest our readers: The Erotic Heritage Museum.

"The museum attempts to cover all views of sexuality from around the world and, as a result, seems to posit that a society can be understood through its porn. And most societies at root have developed some form of adult entertainment...."

Details
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Lifetime Achievement Award & A Documentary
Grove Press’ Maverick Publisher, Barney Rosset
Article by New York Time's Charles McGrath


Barney Rosset, publisher of Grove Press, in 1967.

Freedom of speech. Freedom of expression. The battle for these freedoms will never be over. What we do enjoy today is due to the courage and self-sacrifice of individuals who took a stand in the past, and those who refuse to be intimidated today.

"On Nov. 19 Mr. Rosset will receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in honor of his many contributions to American publishing, especially his groundbreaking legal battles to print uncensored versions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. He is also the subject of Obscene, a documentary by Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O’Connor...."

Details
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