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Event History 2015

January 11, 2015

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!

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Los Angeles, CA

January 17 -
March 7, 2015


Events: Early Work 1944 – 1972 Exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery
presents:
Early Work 1944 – 1972

This exhibition surveys the artist’s formative years across fifteen works, each selected in close collaboration with the Los Angeles-based Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Los Angeles, CA

January 17-
February 14, 2015
Events: Mike Kuchar “Saints and Sinners”

François Ghebaly Gallery
presents:
Mike Kuchar
Saints and Sinners

This exhibition features screenings in HD of the classic Sins of the Fleshapoids presented every hour.

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Los Angeles, CA

January 30 -
February 1, 2015
Galerie Buchholz

Visual AIDS
presents:
Postcards From The Edge
An Annual Benefit for Visual AIDS

Over 1,400 original, postcard-sized works of art
by internationally renowned and emerging artists.


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New York, NY

January 31 -
February 1, 2015
Events: Paramount Ranch 2

Freedman Fitzpatrick
presents:
Paramount Ranch 2

Los Angeles’s freewheeling Paramount Ranch fair, which debuted last year on the eponymous film set in the Santa Monica Mountains during Art Los Angeles Contemporary, returns for a second round this year.

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Los Angeles, CA

February 7, 2015

Events: Dust to Dust

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries
presents:
Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose
Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust is an intergenerational collaborative performance between O’Brien and Flanagan’s partner and performance artist Sheree Rose.

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Los Angeles, CA

February 13 - 15, 2015

ON THE EDGE 5

Erotic Art Events
presents:
ON THE EDGE 5

Major exhibition of erotic photographers and sculptors
Fine art nude to extreme erotica
Erotic fashion shows and performances

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San Francisco, CA

February 14-
March 4, 2015
Events: Antebellum Gallery Broken Heart

Antebellum Gallery
presents:
Broken Heart

We’ve all had our hearts broken. Who hasn’t felt heartache and loss of the love of our lives?
This is a universal experience forgotten about on the most romantic day of the year.
This year Antebellum will celebrate the broken heart.


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Los Angeles, CA

February 15, 2015

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

February 20 -
April 5, 2015

Events: PATRICK STAFF's "The Foundation" at Chisenhale Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery
presents:
PATRICK STAFF
The Foundation

The Foundation is a major film installation by Patrick Staff,
combining footage shot at Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

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London, England

March 13 -
September 13, 2015
Events: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
presents:
Robert Mapplethorpe

Consisting of more than 250 works, the retrospective exhibition offers
a broad overview of the key periods of Mapplethorpe's career.

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Helsinki, Finland

March 8, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

Events: Jiraiya @ TOM House

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Jiraiya @ TOM House

TOM’s Foundation is pleased to host a reception for this great Gay erotic artist.
Please join us in welcoming him.


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Los Angeles, CA

March 21, 2015

Events: Kai Techert “Teufelssee”

Antebellum Gallery
presents:
KAI TECHERT
Teufelssee

One Night Only: Exhibited throughout Germany and Europe,
this is Teihert’s first American solo exhibition.


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Los Angeles, CA

March 22 -
March 29, 2015

Events: Los Angeles Leather Pride 2015


LOS ANGELES
LEATHER PRIDE 2015

Who will represent Los Angeles at this year's IML?

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Los Angeles, CA

March 29, 2015

Events: Off Sunset Festival


OFF SUNSET FESTIVAL

An exciting day of music, culture, art, food and fun populated by over 8000 people,
taking the party to the streets.

What better way to kick off spring than by luxuriating in Los Angeles’ legendary sunshine, as it spotlights an area spanning over half a mile?

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Los Angeles, CA

April 12, 2015

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

April 17 - 19, 2015

Events: Leather H.E.A.T.

Leather H.E.A.T.

Leather H.E.A.T. will be a place of Leather unity,
a place of learning and a theater to celebrate and honor who we are:
Leathermen and Leatherwomen.

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Los Angeles, CA

May 3, 2015

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

May 9 -
July 11, 2015
Events: #RAWHIDE

Venus Over Manhattan
presents:
#RAWHIDE

Co-Curated by Dylan Brant & Vivian Brodie

Richard Avedon, Edward Curtis, Tom of Finland, Mark Flood, Dennis Hopper, Ray Johnson, Mike Kelley, Roy Lichtenstein, Bob Mizer, Richard Prince, Frederic Remington, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol and many more.

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New York, NY

May 9, 2015

Events: Down-n-Dirty Birthday Celebration for TOM

Maricón Collective and
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

presents:
DOWN-N-DIRTY

Join us at TOM House, as we Celebrate TOM's Birthday!

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Los Angeles, CA

May 14, 2015

Events: Gengoroh Tagame & erotic art

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Gengoroh Tagame & erotic art

Discussion of Japanese Gay Art History
Lead by Richard Hawkins

With Gengoroh Tagame, Richard Hawkins, Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins.

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Los Angeles, CA

May 17, 2015

Events: RuPaul's DragCon Presents Men & Fringe: Leather. Drag. Lifestyle. Sex. Art.

RuPaul's DragCon
presents:
Men & Fringe: Leather. Drag. Lifestyle.
Sex. Art.

Men on the fringe: Men wearing fringe. Meet the misters and the sisters for the absolutely butchest kiki at the Con. Come into the light – and have your darkest questions answered. Two worlds colliding? Coinciding? Combining?

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Los Angeles, CA

June 5 -
June 30, 2015
Events: 21st Century Gay Man at Antebellum Gallery

Antebellum Gallery
presents:
21st Century Gay Man

Gay male culture has come a long way. From “the love that dare not speak it’s name,” to straight boys asking gay boys to the prom, ~ it’s been a long time coming.

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Los Angeles, CA

June 7, 2015

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

June 11 -
September 14, 2015
Events: HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE: Tom of Finland + HENZEL STUDIO COLLABORATIONS

Austere
presents:
Henzel Studio Heritage: Tom of Finland + Henzel Studio Collaborations

Austere, the innovative showcase of Scandinavian design in downtown Los Angeles, hosts an exhibition of artist carpets and pillows crafted by the Swedish luxury rugmaker Henzel Studio. Witn carpet designs by Nan Goldin, Richard Phillips, and Helmut Lang, as well as Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920–1991).

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Los Angeles, CA

June 13 -
September 13, 2015
Events: Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play

Artists Space
presents:
Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play

The first comprehensive Tom of Finland survey exhibition in the US, to include over 120 drawings, rarely seen gouaches from the 1940s, the complete set of over 600 pages of collages from his reference binders, as well as early childhood drawings.

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New York, NY

June 18 -
August 2, 2015
Events: Slash: In Between the Normative and the Fantasy

kim? Contemporary Art Centre
presents:
Slash: In Between the Normative
and the Fantasy

The first Queer themed art project in Latvia

The iconic figure of Tom of Finland serves as a platform to question the stereotypes of sexuality, gender and idealized body.

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Riga, Latvia

June 20 -
July 18, 2015
Events: Looking: Patrick Angus and Stuart Sandford

Edward Cella Art+Architecture
presents:
Looking: Patrick Angus and Stuart Sandford

Looking is an an exhibition focusing on the artworks of Patrick Angus (1953-1992) and Stuart Sandford (b. 1978), shown together for the first time anywhere. It will feature drawings, photographs and sculptures by these two artists, who despite working some thirty-five years apart, share in creating artworks that represent gay culture in Los Angeles across four decades.

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Los Angeles, CA

June 21, 2015

Life Drawing Workshops

Faultline
benefiting
TOM of Finland Foundation

24th Annual TOM's Bar 2015

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Los Angeles, CA

June 21, 2015Events: Tom of Finland at the International Festival of Creativity

TOM  OF  FINLAND
at
Cannes Lions
International Festival of Creativity

Thank you to Petteri & McCann Helsinki, Mark St. Andrew & Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for helping to spread the GLOBAL message of TOM.

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Cannes, France

July 3-
August 30, 2015
Events: The Flamboyant Life & Forbidden Art of George Quaintance

Taschen Gallery
presents:
The Flamboyant Life & Forbidden Art of
George Quaintance

George Quaintance Joins Tom of Finland and Bob Mizer in Sexy New Exhibition

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Los Angeles, CA

July 4 -
September 20, 2015

Events: PATRICK STAFF's "The Foundation" at Chisenhale Gallery

Spike Island
presents:
PATRICK STAFF
The Foundation

The Foundation is a new film installation by Patrick Staff,
combining footage shot at Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

Details


Bristol, England

July 10 -
July 25, 2015

Events: Black-Gay-Erotic at Antebellum Gallery

Antebellum
presents:
BLACK-GAY-EROTIC

In Celebration of Black Pride 2015

A group show of multi-ethnic artists depicting Gay Black Erotic...

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Los Angeles, CA

July 11 -
August 15, 2015

Events: Queer Fantasy at OHWOW Gallery

OHWOW Gallery
presents:
Queer Fantasy

A group exhibition curated by William J. Simmons.
Featuring work by ten artists – A.K. Burns, Leidy Churchman, Jimmy DeSana, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Mariah Garnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, David Benjamin Sherry, Jack Smith, A.L. Steiner, and John Waters – this show seeks to recount and preserve a frequently marginalized history of queer voices within contemporary art.

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Los Angeles, CA

July 12, 2015

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

July 16, 2015Events: Drawing in a Straight line

Artists Space
presents:
Drawing in a Straight Line

This discussion considers Tom of Finland’s influence upon and reception by artists, as preeminent postwar gay icon. Moderator Bob Nickas will be joined by New York artists
Collier Schorr, Nayland Blake and Carlos Motta.

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New York, NY

July 16, 2015

Events: Cock ‘n’ Tail Party @ TOM House

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Cock ‘n’ Tail Party @ TOM House

A Sensational Evening Packed with Performances!
Hosted by Jordan

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Los Angeles, CA

July 30, 2015Events: Tom of Finland: Up Close and Personal

Austere
presents:
Tom of Finland: Up Close and Personal
A discussion with Durk Dehner,
Dian Hanson and F. Valentine Hooven III

Moderated by Joakim Andreasson
Conversation will begin promptly at 8p


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Los Angeles, CA

August 1 -
September 5, 2015

Events: The Dog & Pony Show at Antebellum Gallery

Antebellum
presents:
The Dog & Pony Show

Pup and horsey fetish, with a few kitties thrown in!

The first art exhibition solely featuring what is a mainstay in the Fetish and BDSM
communities, where participants allow their “animal natures” to come forward.

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Los Angeles, CA

August 9, 2015

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

August 14 -
October 25, 2015
Events: On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life

Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
presents:
On the Domestic Front:
Scenes of Everyday Queer Life

On the Domestic Front will contribute to a long-running socio-political debate within the LGBTQ world: are we, apart from our sexuality, “just like everyone else,” or alternatively, do we have a distinct sensibility or style (or many of them)?

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New York City, NY

August 15, 2015

Events: Summer BBQ @ TOM House

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a
Summer BBQ
Celebrating AIDS/LifeCycle

Celebrate the Amazing Accomplishment of Raising Over $100K
for AIDS/LifeCycle 2015 by Team PAYASOS LA.

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Los Angeles, CA

August 28, 2015Events: Artists Space Summer Special Tom of Finland Film Evening

Artists Space
presents:
Summer Special Tom of Finland
Film Evening

In conjunction with the recently extended Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play (now on view through 13th September), Artists Space presents an evening of back-to-back gay classics.

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New York, NY

September 13, 2015

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

September 10 -
October 10, 2015
Events: WANTED: Peter Berlin

ClampArt
presents:
WANTED: Peter Berlin

An Exhibition of Self-portraits from
the 1970s and Early ’80s


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New York City, NY

September 23, 2015

Events: TOM of Finland Art Auction and Cockail Party

San Francisco Leathermen's Discussion Group
presents a
Tom of Finland
Art
Auction and Cockail Party

Join Leathermen's Discussion group for a special event: our
Tom of Finland art auction and cocktail party.

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San Francisco, CA

October 2 - 4, 2015

Events: Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival @ TOM House

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a
Tom of Finland
Art & Culture Festival 2015

@ TOM House

#ToFArtFair

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Los Angeles, CA

October 14, 2015

Events: Dirty Looks Presents It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives

Dirty Looks
presents
It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse,
But the Society in Which He Lives


@ TOM House


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Los Angeles, CA

October 24, 2015

TOM's Blog: TOM'S GARAGE FULL SERVICE PIT STOP @ FAULTLINE

FAULTLINE
presents
TOM's Garage
Full Service Pit Stop

@ Faultline


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Los Angeles, CA

October 24, 2015

Events: Commonwealth & Council Presents F?!

Commonwealth & Council
presents
F?!

One-day screenings, performances, installations, and lecture.

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Los Angeles, CA

October 30 -
December 1, 2015

Events: Homotopia 2015 ART = LIFE

HOMOTOPIA
presents
HOMOTOPIA 2015
ART = LIFE

Throughout November and in cultural institutions across Liverpool, Homotopia will be presenting yet another packed programme of art and culture reflecting the LGBT experience. The theme of this year’s festival is ART = LIFE.


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Liverpool, England

November 1, 2015

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

November 28, 2015

TOM's Blog: TOM'S GARAGE FULL SERVICE PIT STOP @ FAULTLINE

FAULTLINE
presents
TOM's Garage
Full Service Pit Stop

@ Faultline


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Los Angeles, CA

December 13, 2015

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

December 21, 2015 -
March 21, 2016

Events: Maskamorphic - The Art of Donald Rizzo

WICKED GROUNDS
presents
MASKAMORPHIC
The Art of Donald Rizzo

Wicked Grounds is very excited to announce “Maskamorphic”, a solo exhibition by local San Francisco artist, Donald Rizzo.


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San Francisco, CA

December 26, 2015

TOM's Blog: TOM'S GARAGE FULL SERVICE PIT STOP @ FAULTLINE

FAULTLINE
presents
TOM's Garage
Full Service Pit Stop

@ Faultline


Details


Los Angeles, CA
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NAKED MEN
“I almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland