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May 8, 2014

Worldwide / Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Tom of Finland's Birthday
Around the World
and at TOM House

    
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1968, Graphite on paper,
ToFF #0052, © 1968 Tom of Finland Foundation

Join us at TOM House Thursday May 8 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM

May 8th is TOM’s birthday.
All over the globe – friends and fans of TOM,
his art and his message should come together for a toast, a party
– a full-blown celebration!

Wherever you are
– bar, tavern, pub, saloon, lounge, taphouse or watering hole –
– or meeting, gathering or group -
raise a glass, enjoy yourselves and be sexy
with absolutely no shame or guilt – TOM style!


Drinks – Eats – Games
At TOM House


If you are in Los Angeles, Brent Corrigan invites you to

TOM’s Birthday Party
Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at TOM House

"I’m hoping to pack the place – not only with fans and admirers of his work – but with other artists of all kinds of mediums! Photographers, Painters, Sculptures, Carpenters, Actors, Models! Come one, come all! And let’s celebrate with our world what it really means to leave a legacy." — Brent Corrigan's Invitation

Tunes: RocketManLA

Yes, please gifts. Donations gleefully accepted.
Become a Member of the Foundation TOM started!

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko - he was born on 8 May 1920,
on the south coast of Finland, and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

Hosting Tom of Finland Birthday Celebration
Written by Brent Corrigan

I had the most magical day on Thursday.

If you follow me on Twitter you might already know that I was invited to shoot at the Tom of Finland house in Echo Park (Los Angeles, right near Dodger’s Stadium).

Tom of Finland is an icon in the queer world.

In my opinion, ToF is one of the most substantial legacies we have to boast as a community.

I know saying that probably will have all of the PC, socially prejudicial asshole queens up in arms (don’t agree? See ample sexually explicit sketches produced by the master). But try to shed yourself of that BS notion that we’re only going to survive or THRIVE if we assimilate and domesticate. Unfortunately, we’re really not all that much like the rest of them. And you should be PROUD of the fact that you’re an individual that thinks outside of the box.

More on TOM's Blog

 

Thanks! TOM's Birthday Participants

Photo: Dusti Cunningham

Just wanted to say an extra SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped out to make TOM’s birthday party such a special night:

Brent Corrigan, Jeff Neff, Patrick Staff, Alex La Cruz, Matthew Mullins, Rod Reynolds Dusti Cunningham, Miguel Angel Reyes and Jordan Frink.

Great to see so many people as well as lots of new faces and a whole bunch of hot young guys at TOM House too. See y’all next year!

— Stuart Sandford

See more photos on TOM's Blog

Posted 05/28/14

TOM House
(Foundation Headquarters)
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map

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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