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

Event History 2014

January 12, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles & ONE Gallery
present:
MOCA to ONE:
Art Walk and Tour

The tour will be followed by a reception at the ONE Gallery.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

January 12, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 11, 2013 -
January 12, 2014

Lille 3000
presents:

Happy Birthday
Galerie Perrotin / 25 Years

Lille 3000 has invited the Galerie Perrotin to take over the spaces of the
Tripostal in Lille. Tom of Finland is included in the exhibition.

Details


Lille, France

January 16 - 19, 2014

Artists Corner Gallery & Bookmaking & Photo LA
present:

Round Hole, Square Peg

A New LGBT Aesthetic for the 21st Century

A juried photography show, conceived with the intent to question and acquire
a new queer visual aesthetic for the 21st century.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 2, 2013 -
January 26, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
presents:
Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the art and collaborations
of Bob Mizer and Touko Laaksonen, aka "Tom of Finland".

Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 9, 2013 -
January 26, 2014

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
presents:
Art & Physique
Circa Bob & Tom

An exhibition exploring the social and historical context surrounding erotic art
and physique photography during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 6, 2013 -
January 31, 2014

Feelsmore510 Gallery
presents:

Nancy Peach
Oils on Canvas

Peach’s unique, sensual figurative work has been
taking the scene by storm since 2008.

Details


Oakland, CA

January 1 - 31, 2014

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

some thoughts / for you
Dedicated to the Members of Viausl AIDS

"How to engage with this loss,
how to understand the ripples of its after-effects?"

Details


Online

January 25 -
March 1, 2014

phd
presents:

A History of Queer:
Selections from the St. Louis LGBT History Project

It seems there’s more in your hairdresser’s closet than
Nordstrom sweaters and fabulous shoes.

Details


St. Louis, MO

February 1 - 28, 2014

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

I Am My Own Landscape
Curated by Ivan Acebo-Choy

These artists have, to some extent, transcended their bodies.
They have become a place, a landscape, a site.

Details


Online

February 6, 2014

Foundation Friends
present:

Leather & Lace
A Belly Dance Showcase

Men AND Women are encouraged to attend this special event.
Male and female dancers will seduce the TOM House like never before!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 9, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 14 -
March 15, 2014

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Robert Opel
The Res~Erection of Fey Way Studios

Robert Opel was not only the man who streaked the 1974 Academy Awards,
he also opened the first erotic art gallery in San Francisco called Fey Way Studios
.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
And
Mr. Sister Leather 2014
Present:
Tableaux Vivant
An Invitation to the Leather Community to a Live Art Show

The Tableaux Vivant includes a showcase
of some well known pieces of TOM’s Art.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 1 - 31, 2014

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

A Positive Outlook
Curated by Miguel Figueroa

Your sexual preference does not make you
immune to the disease.


Details


Online

March 9, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 21, 2014

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
Los Angeles Band of Brothers
& Pistons Bar
present:

TOM's Angels
A Benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation

Mr. Tom of Finland Contest!
Silent Art Auction!

Details


Long Beach, CA

March 21 -
June 21, 2014

Gerhardsen Gerner
presents:

Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition

The works focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion,
sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all.

Details


Oslo, Norway

March 21 - 30, 2013

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents:

L.A. Leather Pride 2014
Building the Bonds of Brotherhood

The Foundation is a proud participant
in Los Angeles Leather Pride!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 28 -
May 25, 2014

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
presents:
Stroke: From Under the Mattress
To the Museum Wall

A historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists
who worked for Gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s.


Details


New York, NY

March 29 -
May 3, 2014

Western Project
presents:

Patrick Lee:
New Drawings

"Union Station is a hub, a place to start over in a sense
and an opportunity to escape the city, the past."


Details


Los Angeles, California

March 30 -
November 3, 2014

Emerging Artist Competition

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION'S
2014 Emerging Artist Competition

Open to any artist with the exception of previous winners of this competition,
or artists who are already commercially selling work that portrays sexuality.
Top prize is an original Tom of Finland drawing!

Winners were announced December 3, 2014 in Helsinki

Details


Online

April 4 -
May 1, 2014

CNCPT13
presents:

REX Uncensored
"Surviving Is The Best Revenge"

My bottom line is a firm belief that sex lies at the very core of our being,
no matter how we wish to definite it for ourselves.


Details


Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 13, 2014

Jordan Frink (Mr. Sister Leather) & Daphne Von Rey
present a:

Drag Brunch Benefit
The Event of the Season

Benefit for the Tom of Finland Foundation.
A fun-filled day of surprises you won't want to miss!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 18 -
May 14, 2014

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Corset Fetish
"Cinch Me"

Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in America, and perhaps the world,
continues it's tradition of bringing fetish to the mainstream. .


Details

Los Angeles, CA

April 20, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
NOTE: Special Date For This Session!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 26, 2014

Mr. Sister Leather 2014
And
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Present:
Tableaux Vivant Deux
A Live Showcase of Well-Known Tom of Finland Art

The tableaux vivant (living picture) of TOM’s art.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 1 - 31, 2014

Saytrs Motorcycycle Club
presents:

Rumble
Leather & Motorcycles, the Long Road to Equality

Leather & Motorcycle History
Special benefit party for Foundation on May 31, 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Details


Long Beach, CA

May 8, 2014

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

Celebrate Tom's Birthday whereever you are.
If you are in Los Angeles, join us at TOM House for a great party!

Details


Worldwide & Los Angeles, CA

May 11, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 17 -
July 13, 2014

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art
present:

Jim French:
Vintage Postcards

This exhibition features the original late 1960's vintage Polaroid pictures
he took as studies for homoerotic drawings.

Details


Lambertville, NJ / Online

May 25 -
September 28
, 2014

Statens Museum for Kunst
presents:

Abandon the Parents
An overwhelming collection by several artists.

An abundance of paintings, drawings, photographs, videos,
books, words, and sounds fill the x-rummet venue.


Details


Copenhagen, Denmark

May 30 -
June 1, 2014

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
presents:
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2014
Since 2002

World-class visual art that is rarely seen in mainstream galleries
and redefine boundaries in exciting new ways.


Details


Seattle, WA

June 1, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
16mm of Pleasure
Vintage erotic films on 8mm and 16mm

Featuring selections from our 30 years of archiving
thousands of visual materials including the moving image.


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Los Angeles, CA

June 7, 2014

Christos Tejada and 6 others
present:
Homoerectus
A Group Exhibition of Queer / Homoerotic Underground Art

Make sure you invite all your dyke friends, sugar daddies,
Local Priest and / or Rabbi.


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 7 - 8, 2014

Christopher Street West
presents:
LA Pride 2014
The Foundation will Participate at Erotic City

Erotic Artwork, Drawing Workshops,
ONE's Project 50 and More


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 11 - 26, 2014

Paddle 8
presents:

Pride
An Auction Celebrating LGBT Artists and Subject Matter

Works from established and emerging artists,
including an original Tom of Finland drawing.

Details


Online

June 13 - 14, 2014

Homotopia and National Museums Liverpool
present:

The Un-straight Museum
Exploring the role of cultural institutions, curators, and archivists

Aimed at people working in the heritage and cultural sectors as well as
researchers, academics and interested members of the LGBT community.


Details


Liverpool, England

June 15, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
TOM's Bar

Our big celebration of TOM on Daddy's Day.
This is the one event you won't want to miss!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 19 - 22, 2014

Art Basel
presents:

Art Basel

Basel Switzerland

Art Basel is the premier international art show of its kind
for modern and contemporary works.

Details


Basel, Switzerland

June 19 -
August 31, 2014

Écomusée du fier monde
presents:

Fugues se Souvient:
30 Years of Homosexualtiy in Quebec

A testimony to the evolution of the GLBT community within Quebecois society,
the exhibition
covers notable moments from the last thirty years.

Details


Montreal, Quebec

July 12, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Los Angeles Band of Brothers
"RUSH" Party


Details


Los Angeles, CA

July 13, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Life Drawing Workshops

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

July 26, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Artist Reception at TOM House
for
Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny


Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 10, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Life Drawing Workshops

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 16 -
September 6 , 2014

Antebellum Gallery
presents:
Xerox & Figurines
Together At Last!

Xerox photography by Josef Jasso
Hooded figurines by Richard Ankrom

Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 28 -
September 28, 2014

MUU Gallery
presents:
Tom of Finland:
Dirty Frames


Presenting comics by Touko Laaksonen in the same spirit for which
Tom of Finland is known — without shame or reserve.


Details


Helsinki, Finland

September 5 - 7, 2014


2014 Helsinki Comics Festival
The largest comics festival in Northern Europe.

Highlights include exhibitions celebrating the lives and works of two of the most prolific Finnish LGBT artists, Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) and Moomin creator Tove Jansson.

Details


Helsinki, Finland

September 6, 2014 -
March 29, 2015

Museum Centre Vapriikki
presents:

Sealed with a Secret
Correspondence of Tom of Finland

A multifaceted portrait of the artist Touko Laaksonen
is conveyed through his extensive correspondence.


Details


Tampere, Finland

September 13, 2014

Queer Art Expo

Rough Trade Gear
presents:
QUEER ART EXPO

Shining a spotlight on creators of Queer, erotic, kink, and fetish art.
Benefiting Tom of Finland Foundation


Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 14, 2014

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Life Drawing Workshops

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 26 - 28, 2014
Events: Antebellum FilmFestival

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Antebellum FilmFestival
Featuring 3 Nights of Exciting Fetish Films

Limited seating. Purchase tickets now. This event will sell out.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 4 - 5, 2014

Tom of Finland Art Fair

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Art Fair

This year, the Tom of Finland Art Fair returns to TOM House, the iconic property where it has been held in earlier years.

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Los Angeles, CA

October 1 - 31, 2014

Events: Peter Berlin - A Solo Exhibition of Photographs

Magnet
presents:

Peter Berlin
A Solo Exhibition of Photographs

In the early to mid-1970s, Berlin created some of the most recognizable gay male erotic imagery of his time. Serving as his own photographer, model, and fashion designer, Berlin redefined self-portraiture and became an international sensation.

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San Francisco, CA

October 23 -
November 23, 2014
Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

Homotopia
presents:

Miracle of Miracles
Homotopia 2014 Festival

Exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) and unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat).

Details


Liverpool, England
November 5 - 6, 2014

The Invisible Line Gallery
presents:
Stuart Sandford:
Teen Dreams

Revolving around exploring the ideas of sexuality, masculinity,
and identity stemming from adolescence.

Details


London, United Kingdom

November 6, 2014

Events: Life Drawing Workshop

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Movie Night

Our scintillating cinematic series begins with The Celluloid Closet.
Live Entertainment — Free Popcorn

Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 7 - 9, 2014

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

BENT-CON
A Comic Convention… only Gayer

A public exhibition where artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors,
actors, and producers, get together and a whole lot more!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 15 -
December 20, 2014

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

Rubén Esparza Curatorial
presents:

Rick Castro:
Masterworks

A retrospective that curates the seminal photographs
from the 25 years of Castro’s work..


Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 27, 2014 -
January 24, 2015
Galerie Buchholz

Galerie Buchholz
presents:
Richard Hawkins & William S. Burroughs, Cerith Wyn Evans, Isa Genzken,
Tom of Finland


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Berlin, Germany

December 2 , 2014

Events: Erotica Before Internet -- Muscles and Counter-Culture

McCann Helsinki &
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Erotica Before Internet
Muscles and Counter-Culture

Touko Laaksonen turned Tom of Finland into a global phenomenon way before the Internet, and at the same time, changed the world and gave gay men a new confident identity. How did he do it?

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Helsinki, Finland

December 1 - 7, 2014

Events: Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art

Visual AIDS
presents:
Day With(out) Art
Alternate Endings

Commissioned Artist Videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Hi Tiger, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian and Julie Tolentino

Screening Dates & Locations in 35+ Cities Internationally

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International

December 11, 2014

Events: Movie Night at TOM House

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Movie Night

Our scintillating cinematic series continues with
Gregg Araki's Nowhere.
Live Entertainment — Free Popcorn

Details


Los Angeles, CA

December 14, 2014

Life Drawing Workshops

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA
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