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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

DISPATCH AUTUMN 2006

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This selection represents artwork recently donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Permanent Collection. These and other pieces will be shown in the annual exhibition at the ToFF House. This show opens with the Artists Reception, which is part of our West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend (October 6 - 8, 2006). The Foundation does not use its funds for the acquisition of artwork, but rather depends on gifts and bequests from artists, patrons and collectors.

The Foundation is able to display many of these works due to generous contributions to a program, “Be Part of the Art”, which allows art enthusiasts to “adopt” a piece from the Permanent Collection by making a donation to have it framed. Both the donor’s and the “guardian’s” names are listed every time the work is shown — if they so choose.

The Foundation was created by Tom of Finland and Durk Dehner to preserve Tom’s body of work. Very soon the two realized that the Foundation must be for all erotic art. ToFF is pleased that of the 3,500 extraordinary pieces in its Permanent Collection, over half are originals by other individuals who have created erotic art.
We are thankful for all the ways people have supported our efforts. Please visit our website and investigate becoming an active participant in this amazing journey that Tom and Durk envisioned 21 years ago.

Painting by Harry GranitePainting by Harry Granite
gift from artist
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Photograph by Greg GormanPhotograph by Greg Gorman
gift from artist
framing donation by Mike Goldie & Sharp

Print on canvas (detail) by Curry MendesPrint on canvas (detail) by Curry Mendes
gift from artist
framing donation by The Faultline Bar (Tom’s Bar 2006)

Painting by PexchoPainting by Pexcho
gift from artist
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Drawing by Fernando ReyesDrawing by Fernando Reyes
gift from artist
framing donation by Men of Color & The Eagle Bar

Painting (detail) by George QuaintancePainting (detail) by George Quaintance
donated by Bob Mainardi & Trent Dunphy
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Painting by Nelson SontosPainting by Nelson Sontos
gift from artist
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Drawing by Craig EspositoDrawing by Craig Esposito
donated by David Alexson
framing donation by David Alexson

Collage by Charlie CialiCollage by Charlie Ciali
gift from artist
framed by artist

Drawing by DICDrawing by DIC
gift from artist
framing donation by Mr. San Diego Leather

Photograph by Rick CastroPhotograph by Rick Castro
gift from artist
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Painting by Mel WikenPainting by Mel Wiken
donated by Dr. Alan R. Cantrell, Jr.
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Photograph by Paul WirhunPhotograph by Paul Wirhun
gift from artist,
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Painting by Allan De VuystPainting by Allan De Vuyst
gift from artist,
framing donation by
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence


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