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TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the:
4th Annual New York City
EROTIC ART WEEKEND
AND FAIR

   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Dan Berkowitz 323.654.4552
DanBerkowitz@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org


FOURTH ANNUAL NEW YORK EROTIC ART FAIR
SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2004

The Tom of Finland Foundation has announced that its Fourth Annual New York Erotic Art Fair will be held Friday through Sunday, May 21, 22, and 23, 2004, at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street. Official Sponsors include The Consulate General of Finland in New York, and The Center. 

An Artists Reception on Friday evening from 8:00 to 11:00 PM will mark the official start of the Fair, which will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6:00 PM each day. On Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM, the Foundation will host a panel discussion on “The Ins and Outs of Collecting Erotic Art.” 

At the Fair, two Tom of Finland originals will be displayed: a finished drawing created by the artist Tom of Finland (1920-1991) in 1988 for the cover of the first retrospective of his work; and a rough sketch from 1981, never before seen in public, which has been designated by the Foundation as the “Image of the Year” – the centerpiece of all Foundation publicity in 2004, as well as the centerpiece of an online auction to benefit the Foundation.

In addition to the events at the Center, there will be a “Pre-Party” at the Eagle Bar on Thursday, May 20, from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM; a Closing Party at the Pussycat Lounge on Sunday from 8:00 PM to midnight; and a special Reception on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Leslie-Lohman Foundation, at which a number of Tom of Finland originals will be shown for the first time.

During the Friday reception at The Center, Foundation Director Durk Dehner will unveil an exhibit chronicling the twenty years of the Foundation, which he co-created in 1984 with Tom of Finland. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve, protect, and promote erotic art. The Erotic Art Fairs provide an opportunity for artists from around the world to display their work, no matter the gender, sexual orientation, or medium of expression. 

The Foundation has produced Erotic Art Fairs in Los Angeles since 1995, and held the first Fair in New York in 2001. The Foundation’s other activities include archiving the work of erotic artists; hosting symposiums and other educational events; and sponsoring a biennial Emerging Erotic Artist Contest, in which artists new to the field of erotica are given the opportunity to submit their work to an international panel of judges, who award prizes in several categories. 

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and the Fairs serve as fund-raisers. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, call the Foundation at 213.250.1685, or visit the Foundation’s website at www.TomOfFinlandFoundation.org.


A recap of the weekend's events:
THURSDAY, MAY 20
10:00 PM – 4:00 AM Pre-Party at The Eagle Bar, 544 West 28th Street
FRIDAY, MAY 21
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Opening Reception, Art Sales Commence.
The Center, 208 West 13th Street.
Admission $10.00/ $15.00 to purchase weekend pass to Fair.
SATURDAY, MAY 22  
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Erotic Art Fair open to the public.
The Center, 208 West 13th Street.
Admission $10.00, good for Saturday and Sunday.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM “An Evening In Tom’s Studio,” Reception and Special Exhibit of Tom of Finland drawings. Leslie-Lohman Foundation, 127-B Prince Street
Admission $5.00 benefits Leslie-Lohman Foundation.
SUNDAY, MAY 23  
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Erotic Art Fair open to the public.
The Center, 208 West 13th Street.
Admission $10.00, good for Saturday and Sunday.
3:00 PM Panel Discussion: “The Ins and Outs of Collecting Erotic Art”.
Admission included with Fair admission.
8:00 PM – midnight Closing Party at The Pussycat Lounge, 96 Greenwich Street.
Admission $5.00 benefits the Tom of Finland Foundation.

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