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

DISPATCH FALL 2002

LOS ANGLES GAY PRIDE FAIR'S
EROTIC CITY

The Foundation was invited to have a presence at the Los Angeles Gay Pride Festival this past June. The organizers were trying something new, an area of the fair called “Erotic City.” It was intended to provide an experience of more adult material for the fair’s visitors—and hopefully to be more inclusive by bringing more of the alternative community to the fair. 

The Pride Festival was a great opportunity for the Foundation to reach thousands of potential supporters

 

The Foundation tent was packed with art, information and aficionados

The Foundation had a pavilion tent where we invited local artists to exhibit their works for one and two-day exhibitions. Sculptor Philip Hitchcock gave a live demonstration. We also had a large screen TV which played documentaries of Tom of Finland and a rough version of the Tom of Finland animation work in progress—which will be a public service announcement for safe sex.

On Sunday afternoon the Foundation hosted Lalo, Hector Silvia, and Palanca, which was a delight to the large Latino populace in attendance.

The beautiful L.A. summer afternoon brought together a wonderfully diverse crowd

 

Intrepid Foundation volunteer Renato takes on another unique task as artist Philip Hitchcock's life-cast model

Foundation volunteer Bud (l) takes a break to chat with some live specimens of the Tom of Finland esthetic

Punk rocker, and Tom of Finland devotee, Nick Name performed with his band at Erotic City

Photos this page by Tim D.


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"My whole life long I have done nothing but interpret my dreams of ultimate masculinity, and draw them." From an interview with Patrick Sarfati published in Rebel — Tom of Finland