OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE
CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
(French, 1965- )
Pin-up Tom of Finland, 2008
WEST HOLLYWOOD - LOS ANGELES
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND
SEPTEMBER 28, 29 and 30, 2011
If you or a colleague are in the Los Angeles, California area
this weekend you are welcome to attend our Artists Reception and
Erotic Art Fair. Your press credentials are the only passport
needed to experience three days of fascination at the world's
longest running annual erotic art fair.
“There are very few
communities in America where erotic art can be displayed in such
a way that the community is supportive of that presentation. And
the City of West Hollywood is one of those places where we are
not afraid of human sexuality.” – John J. Duran, West Hollywood
some of the highlights of this year's highly anticipated Fair:
Friday, September 28,
8:00 - 11:00 PM
||The WHLA EAFW kicks off with a public reception
for artists, collectors and all who enjoy art at the House
Tom called home when he lived in the United States. ToFF will
have many new works from its Permanent Collection on exhibit
throughout the House for this opening. It is also an opportunity
to visit Tom’s attic studio along with the rest of the
three floors of this early 20th century residence / museum.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Saturday, September 29,
Jeffrey Prang, Mayor of the City of West Hollywood
The Honorable Kirsti Westphalen, Consul General of Finland
Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder Tom of Finland Foundation
and Pete Finland, ToFF Advisory Board Member
Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero
Contributors to this
new book — published by Bruno Gmünder —
will be at the Fair.
||The American launch of the new anthology, Tom of Finland:
Life and Work of a Gay Hero, will take place this weekend.
The book chronicles Tom’s life with never-before-seen photographs
from his childhood. It also features some of Tom’s rare works,
and quite a few images long-believed to be missing or lost.
Copies will be available for patrons to purchase. The authors
— F.Valentine Hooven, III, Durk Dehner and S.R. Sharp
— will be there both days to discuss and personally
autograph the book. Join Valentine and Sharp at the Symposium.
Saturday, September 29,
3:00 - 4:00 PM
||The Making of a “Gay Hero”
Contributors to the new anthology from Bruno Gmünder
SPEAKERS: F. Valentine Hooven, III and S. R. Sharp
Sunday, September 30,
3:00 - 4:30 PM
||From Segment to Supreme: Bent-Con
Comes of Age
LGBT interest in comic books, movies and games.
SPEAKERS: Jody Wheeler and Sean Holman
Life Drawing and Photography!
Both Days At the Fair
Life Drawing and Photography each afternoon. Different
models both days! Enjoy viewing the human form — no
additional charge. So bring along your art materials or
camera and sharpen your skills.
Miguel Angel Reyes, coordinator.
Your Host: "Pete of Finland"
ToFF Advisory Board Member,
Pete Karjalainen, is a man of the world. He represents us
in every corner of the globe.
Of course he has scheduled his travels so
he can be part of our Fair!
wine, soft drinks, snacks and sandwiches, plus a smoking
Enjoy West Hollywood!
West Hollywood and all it has to offer — including
hotels, special discounts, bars and clubs, and tips
on getting the most out of L.A.! An Official Sponsor of
the Erotic Art Fair Weekend. Click on the logo to the
left to discover West Hollywood!
8585 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310.652.6400 Toll Free: 800.845.8585
Official Host Hotel for the Erotic Art Fair Weekend.
E-mail them and mention "Tom of Finland Art Fair"
Rates are based on availability
WE HOPE YOU CAN ACCEPT
You are just a click away from more details about
including maps to our two venues.
Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend
Presented by the City of West Hollywood and Tom
of Finland Foundation
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further information contact
S. R. Sharp, V.P. and Media Coordinator
Previous Press Releases are available here
September 27, 2012
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A Quarter Century of Dedication
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