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

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Mark your calendars and get ready for an adventure – the 6th Annual Erotic Art Weekend hits Los Angeles October 13, 14, and 15! This is the oldest event of its kind in the world, and is still the largest. It gets more popular every year – so make plans to attend!

Join a great blend of people at the Friday cocktail mixer

The weekend kicks off on Friday night, October 13, with a cocktail reception at The Tom of Finland House – Foundation HQ – in the Echo Park section of the city. Artists, collectors, Foundation members, and special guests will mix and mingle from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Admission is free for artists participating in the Fair, $3.00 for Foundation members, and $5.00 for everyone else. Come!


On Friday night the patio is just one place to relax and chat at Tom's beautiful Echo Park house


All 3 floors are loaded with art on Friday evening

The centerpiece of the Weekend is the Erotic Art Fair, which takes place at L. A. Lofts in Hollywood on Saturday and Sunday. More than fifty artists from around the world will display their works and offer them for sale. In the past, art for sale has ranged from one-dollar postcards to $7,000 life-size sculptures – so there's something for every budget!


Recent Erotic Art Gallery featured artist Robert Richards discusses his work with an admirer


The deluge of visual stimualtion can be a shock to some!

Showing at this year's Fair will be a number of our favorite artists, such as Valentine, The Hun, Karin Swildens, and Jeff Palmer. Joining them will be a host of first-time exhibitors such as Jay Jorgensen, last year's co-winner of the Grand Prize in the Emerging Erotic Artist Competition (see Jay's story at right).

And as if all the art weren't enough, the Fair will also feature demonstrations and live sketching of nude models!

Buying art can work up an appetite, and the Eros Cafe will once again offer sandwiches and beverages throughout the event.

Admission to the Fair is $10.00 ($7.00 for Foundation members), and is good for both days. Come!

Saturday evening, October 14, is the Foundation's Annual Banquet, to be held this year at the Penthouse Restaurant of the Metropolitan Hotel in Hollywood, which is our host hotel for the weekend. Guests will be surrounded by a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city while enjoying another chance to mix and mingle. A special feature of this year's banquet will be the presentation of the Foundation's first Lifetime Achievement Award, and the induction of the first member of the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame (see separate story). Cost of the banquet is $35.00 for Foundation members and exhibiting artists, and $50.00 for the general public. Advance reservations are required; call the Foundation at 213-250-1685 to reserve. Come!

Instead of sleeping in on Sunday morning, October 15, we expect a number of people will wend their way to the lecture titled “Is It Art or Is It Pornography?”, to be followed by a panel discussion. This program, which includes a continental breakfast, should be not only educational, but also stimulating enough to wake everyone up, no matter how late your Saturday night was. So come!

It's going to be a fantastic weekend from beginning to end, so get off your butts and Come!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:00 - 11:00 PM Artists Reception at The Tom of Finland House 1421 Laveta Terrace, Echo Park

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

1:00 - 7:00 PM Erotic Art Fair L.A. Lofts, 6442 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Cole), Hollywood
[Please note the venue has changed on future fairs.]

8:30 PM Tom of Finland Foundation Banquet Metropolitan Hotel, Hollywood

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM “Is It Art or Is It Pornography?” lecture and discussion, location TBA

12:00 - 6:00 PM Erotic Art Fair L.A. Lofts, 6442 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Cole), Hollywood [Please note the venue has changed on future fairs.]

For further info, call the
Erotic Art Weekend HotLine: 323-993-7202
after September 1st.


Volker Morlock’s always classy Erotic Art Gallery display is a great place to take a date


Another year in which we hope to see the increasing involvement of women in the Foundation's activities


The Fair draws a crowd as diverse as the artwork - all genders, sexual orientations and races are represented


LA Lofts will be full of art (and lots of men) to look at


No, it's not the art - it's the artist! Kimberly Fox who will exhibit her paintings at the Six Annual Erotic Art Fair says, “I'm just looking forward so much to seeing all the work and meeting the other artists. It's always so interesting to meet other people who are as artistically perverse as I am!”


Artist Wim Griffith (L) always puts on a great show


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