for immediate release  


Tom of Finland Foundation president Durk Dehner will travel to London to testify at the trial of two men who have been charged and pled guilty to the theft of original works of art by Tom of Finland from the Foundationís Permanent Collection. The theft was made from a larger body of work by the Foundationís namesake artist that had been in a European traveling exhibition since December of 2006, and the defendants were affiliated with a British gallery handling the UK leg of the tour.

The investigation and prosecution of the theft of the artworks has been extremely expensive for the Foundation, which even at the best of times struggles to maintain financial equilibrium as a nonprofit devoted to the support and historical conservation of erotic art. Fortunately, the missing artworks have been recovered and safely returned to the Foundation. The legal resolution of this case will be decided in Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London starting on January 25, 2010 where Mr. Dehner will be a witness for the prosecution.

Tom of Finland Foundation thanks all of its members and supporters for their generosity and well wishes during this lengthy ordeal. Further updates will be issued when the court has rendered its verdict.

Phone: 213.250.1685

January 19, 2010

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