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02/09/2005
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09/27/2012
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND
Press Invitation

September 28 - 30, 2012

09/06/2012
TOM OF FINLAND
Life and Work of a Gay Hero

Los Angeles Launch of a New Book on the Legend

08/24/2012
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

September 28 - 30, 2012

04/13/2012
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
PROUD TO BE PART OF EXHIBITION
IN MIAMI BEACH FOR PRIDE

Opening on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride,
this exhibit of 20 original drawings and paintings
focuses on artwork that greatly influences
Gay culture by challenging oppressive stereotypes.

12/16/2011
TURKU, FINLAND
TOM OF FINLAND STAYS HOME

Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen)
will not be leaving Turku, Finland entirely

5/02/2011
PRESERVING OUR HISTORY
JUST GOT A LITTLE EASIER

With a generous grant from
The David Bohnett Foundation

2/11/2011
16TH ANNUAL
WEST HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES

EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

March 25, 26 AND 27, 2011

1/10/2011
TOM OF FINLAND RETROSPECTIVE
TOM’S COMING HOME!
Iconic artist, Tom of Finland, is coming home to Turku, Finland
as part of the 2011 European Capital of Culture celebrations.

2/12/2010
EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
T
he Foundation derives great pleasure in presenting all the submissions,
including the winning pieces, online for the public and press.

1/19/2010
FOUNDATION PRESIDENT TO TESTIFY AT UK ART THEFT TRIAL
The missing artworks have been recovered and safely returned
to the Foundation at a significant expense.

9/16/2009
AN ART THEFT
and
WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WHERE WE COULD BE GOING

A letter from Foundation president Durk Dehner
touches on several important issues.

5/01/2007
ETIENNE de SWARDT & THE FOUNDATION COLLABORATE
A new signature scent will define the "essence" of Tom's style.

9/19/2006
12TH ANNUAL WEST HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

Our West Coast Art Fair October 6 - 8, 2006
Plus
The Foundation's Awards Banquet October 7

05/10/2006
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Leather History Walking Tour & Bar Crawl
of the West Village and the Meatpacking District

May 20, 2006

05/03/2006
COMING OF AGE - THE FOUNDATIONS TURNS 21
A New York City Fundraiser & Reception May 17, 2006
Plus
Images from last year's New York Erotic Art Fair Weekend,
The Foundation's Image of the Year,
and Tom's art now residing in MOMA's permanent collection.

05/01/2006
6TH ANNUAL NEW YORK EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND
Our East Coast Art Fair May 19 - 21, 2006
Plus
Our Dispatch newsletter is available on-line.

02/01/2006
MoMA ACCEPTS ROTHSCHILD GIFT
Five works by Tom of Finland purchased
by the Judith Rothschild Foundation were accepted
by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

11/17/2005
Girls Who Do
The Illustration of Michael Kirwan

The Tom of Finland Foundation and The Erotic Museum present this solo exhibition of illustrator Michael Kirwan. Please join us for the special artist's reception. Meet Michael Kirwan in person and mingle with fellow art lovers.The evening will include DJ's, a hosted bar and all current Erotic Museum exhibitions. At the request of the artist, sales from this exhibition will contribute to the
Tom of Finland Foundation's Marcello Lupetti Artists Fund
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8/29/2005
11TH ANNUAL WEST HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

Our West Coast Art Fair October 6 - 9, 2005
Plus
The Foundation's Awards Banquet October 8.

08/03/2005
Collector Donates Tom of Finland Drawings
to Chicago Museum

Two pivotal drawings by Tom — one a completed work, the other a rough sketch — were donated to the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago by
Hudson, curator and owner of Feature Inc.

05/21/2005
2005 EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST

Our Biennial Contest For Amateur Artists
Press Quality Images Are Available Upon Request

05/06/2005
5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

Our East Coast Art Fair May 20 - 22, 2005
Press Quality Images Are Available For Immediate Usage

05/17/2004
TOM OF FINLAND AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

T
he Judith Rothschild Foundation purchases Tom's artwork to be gifted to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York in 2006

04/15/2004
FOUNDATION OFFERS FINE ART REPRODUCTION

Tom was always frustrated that the reproduction capability of offset printing was not equal in its detail to his original artwork....

02/14/2004
REUTERS' REPORTS EROTICA MOVING MAINSTREAM

Reuter's Richard Chang reports that erotica is moving mainstream. It's not just titillation, but can be financially rewarding as well.
(Text only version.)

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION 2003 - 2010


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“…I named what I thought was an enormous sum. Without blinking an eye, he gathered up my life work and handed me the amount I asked for: $70… I didn’t expect more. Remember that homosexuality was forbidden in most of the Western world; so all those businesses were illegal, black market. I knew that they wouldn’t have paid me more anyway — or so I believed then.”
— Tom of Finland