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

September 6, 2013

London, England

The Backstreet
presents a:

Meet & Greet with Durk Dehner
President and Cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation


TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled, 1987, Pen & ink on paper,
#87.38, © 1987 Tom of Finland Foundation

Friday, 11 PM till Closing!
Backstreet dresscode applies.

Kick back and enjoy an informal social with Durk Dehner,
President and Cofounder of the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Not only was Durk one of Tom's most popular models (back-in-the-day), but Durk felt that Tom could — and should — turn his artwork into more than a part-time hobby. The Tom of Finland Company was born, allowing Tom to devote more time to what he loved most: drawing.

The Foundation was later created to archive Tom's vast output and preserve it for future generations. Later, the Foundation expanded its mission to include other gay artists, and eventually all of erotic art: gay, straight, lesbian, transgender and transexual.

Archiving the past isn't enough. Also important, is encouraging current and next-generation artists. Today the Foundation's mission can be condensed into a few simple, but powerful, words:

To Protect, Preserve, and Promote the Erotic Arts.

About the Backstreet:
The Backstreet is the UK's longest-running gay fetish club

Located in the heart of London's East End, The Backstreet opens from Thursday to Sunday every week, as well as running parties and special events. The club's dress code is among the strictest of its kind anywhere, earning it a dedicated following among rubber and leather men worldwide.

Strict leather/rubber dress code
Free membership for under-25s
Private smokers' area

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