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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
September 21 - 23, 2007
West Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the:
13th Annual
West Hollywood — Los Angeles
EROTIC ART
FAIR WEEKEND

22 Years of Dedication to Protecting,
Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art

   
Miguel Angel Reyes, Tom of Finland, Jeff Compasso

See artwork from some of the artists attending the Fair!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO LEND A HAND WITH THIS EVENT!

Art Fair on Saturday & Sunday
ARTIST RESERVATION PAGES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
New location: West Hollywood Auditorium on San Vincente. (Better parking!)

Over 55 Artists from Around the World: Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Sketches, Digital Renderings and more. Male & Female works of art on display and for sale. Most major credit cards will be accepted.

Life Drawing and Photography all afternoon. Different models both days! Bring your art materials or just enjoy viewing the human form.

Artists Reception on Friday
· Restored Tom's Attic Studio and Sauna Room ·
· Opening of the Library · Art for sale Salon Room ·
· Opening of the Garden Installation:
Work in honor of the American artist living in Paris "Bastille" ·
· Newly curated exhibition at the Tom of Finland Foundation House ·

A Symposium on Erotic Art Both Days

Saturday at 4 PM:
Artwork created or adapted through the use of computers — and the growing collectability of such works. With panelists such as
Art Daddy, Sean Platter, Drub, and Axel.

Sunday at 3 PM:
Art piracy: the pros and cons. Are you responsible? With panelists such as
Durk Dehner, Ross Johnson, Volker Morklock, Valentine Hooven, and Michael Kirwan.

Awards Banquet on Saturday
At the Hyatt on Sunset 8 PM

The Foundation utilizes the weekend of The Erotic Art Fair to acknowledge individuals within the broad communities of the visual arts who excel with their dedication and intense focus. We shall be recognizing such persons at our banquet this Saturday evening at the Rooftop Vista Room — overlooking the dazzling Sunset Strip and the panoramic night life of Los Angeles.

Special Recognition for Commitment and Perseverance in their Art.
There are artists who face adversity and disinterest of their work in their home country. In order to get the necessary attention and interest in their art, they traveled to the United States. There they received the attention that fostered interest in their work internationally. So it is with great pleasure we take this time to acknowledge:

Benoit Prevot from Paris, France
and
Palanca from Lima, Peru.

Special Recognition for Volunteers.
Volunteers are critical to a nonprofit like the Foundation. Some volunteers have been extensively involved with us for a lengthy period of time. Two of these dedicated people will be honored this evening:

Volker Morlock
and
Joe Hilton

On Going Dedication to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art
Over the past 22 years, outstanding individuals have assisted and nurtured the Foundation with their finances and business abilities. They play a vital role in keeping the presence of erotic work in the public arena. It is with much gratitude we honor:

Michaeljohn Horne
and
David Stern
and
John McConnell

Enjoy West Hollywood!

Ask the Foundation how to enjoy West Hollywood and all it has to offer — including host hotels, special discounts, bars and clubs, and tips on getting the most out of L.A.!

 

Schedule of Events and Venues

Friday
September 21, 2007

Foundation House
(Map)

1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park)

  8:00 - 11:00 PM
ARTIST RECEPTION
A casual meet and greet for artists and art aficionados. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. See Tom's restored studio, a newly curated art exhibition, and more!

$10 general public, $8 non-fair artists and Foundation members.

Saturday
September 22, 2007

West Hollywood Park
(Map)
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: On street and
a nearby parking structure.

 

1:00 - 7:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Life drawing and photography all afternoon.

Symposium Saturday at 4 PM: Artwork created or adapted through the use of computers.

Admission $12, good for both Saturday and Sunday.
(Foundation Members $10)


Saturday
September 22, 2007

The Hyatt on Sunset
(Map)
8401 West Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA, 90069

 

8:00 PM
AWARDS BANQUET

Reservations Required — Contact the Foundation if you plan to attend.

Admission $55
(Foundation Members $45)


Sunday
September 23, 2007

West Hollywood Park
(Map)
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: On street and
a nearby parking structure.

 

Noon - 6:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Life drawing and photography all afternoon.

Symposium Sunday at 3 PM: Art piracy and those responsible for it.

Admission $12.

(Foundation Members $10)


The Foundation has produced Erotic Art Fairs in Los Angeles since 1995.

Accommodations:
Anyone wishing to reserve at these venues must mention "Tom of Finland Art Fair" for preferred rates.
Rates are based on availability.
The Hyatt on Sunset
8401 West Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, California, USA 90069
Phone: 800.233.1234
westhollywood.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
 
The Grafton on Sunset
8462 West Sunset Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 323.654.4600
www.graftononsunset.com/
Tom of Finland rate $167
Ramada West Hollywood
8585 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310.652.6400 Toll Free: 800.845.8585
Fax: 310.652.4207
http://www.ramadaweho.com/home.html
E-mail info@ramadaweho.com for these rates.
Price: $149 standard room
 
Hollywood 7 Star Motel
1730 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323.876.2714 • Reservation: 323.850.0831
http://www.hollywoodsevenstarmotel.com/
$65.00 for single, $75.00 for two beds
Holloway Motel
8465 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 323.654.2454
http://www.hollowaymotel.com/
$95 per night
 
Visit
The Trip Advisor
for additional accommodations.


A big thanks to our sponsors:
The City of West Hollywood, The City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board,
The City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission,
The West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Consulate General of Finland Los Angeles,
Frontiers Magazine, In Magazine, 665 Leather and Fetish Company, The Hyatt West Hollywood, and Smirnoff.

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ABSTRACT ART
“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland