e-news #22

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 June 10 - August 10, 2004 West Hollywood, CA 

Tom of Finland Foundation
665 Leather & Fetish Company
Artwork for Viewing and Sale

Artwork: Minoru

With American soldiers at war in foreign lands, and with gays fighting an ideological war for full civil rights on the home front, "MEN AT ARMS" examines the trappings of manhood, machismo and militarism in a survey of artists that includes the vintage erotica of Tom of Finland and his contemporary Etienne, the graphic fantasies of the Hun, the whimsical beefcake of Luger (pseudonym of photographer Jim French) the wicked fantasies of Michael Kirwan, the well-equipped "foot-soldiers" of fetishist Palanca, flesh pushed to its limits by Manflesh, the renderings of men in uniform by Patrick Lee, plus works by artists Minoru, Skipper, Teddy of Paris, photographer Kim Hanson and a special showing of Xavier Gicguel's work

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 June 13, 2004 Los Angeles, CA 

Tom of Finland Foundation
Life Drawing Workshop
Nude Figure Drawing & Painting

Rod Barry
Benno Sebastian

This month, a new venue: The Erotic Museum!
Look forward to seeing a former four-year member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Rod Barry and an additional model or two.

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June 17 - July 31, 2004 Los Angeles, CA

Goethe Institut presents:
"Naked Berlin
The Liberal Capital"

Photos by Henning von Berg
...six men were chosen to pose naked in public for a photo shoot to be done in key spots of Berlin.

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May 18 - June 6, 2004 Athens, Greece

Galerie Zygos presents
Paintings by Petros Xenakis

Though the subject of his portraits are patients in mental asylums, the pictures are not about madness.

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May 23, 2004 St. Cloud, MN

The Foundation expresses its sympathy to artist
Marc DeBauch
on the loss of his mother.

Eduardo and Mark want to thank family and friends for their support through this journey with Mark's mom, Shirley, who passed away on Sunday evening May 27 at 11:57pm in her home.

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foundation announcements

May, 2004 New York, NY

Tom of Finland at
The Museum of Modern Art
in New York City

Image: Tom of Finland

Six works by Tom of Finland have been purchased by the Judith Rothschild Foundation, to be included in a collection of 1,500 significant drawings being compiled by the Rothschild Foundation, to be gifted to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York in 2006.

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May, 2004 Online

Gay City News writes:
"Tomís Legacy Legitimizes Erotica"
by Nicholas Boston

Image: J.D. Dragan

This kind of art recently took a step up the art industryís ladder, from pornography to high art, with the acceptance of six Tom of Finland drawings into the Museum of Modern Artís permanent collection.

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The Foundation Thanks...
The People who made the New York Erotic Art Weekend a success...

The Foundation wishes to thank everyone that was part of the 4th Annual New York City Erotic Art Weekend and Fair. In terms of art sales and attendance this year's Weekend was the most successful we have had in NYC. This was due to a large extent to several artists and volunteers that helped with promotion. In particular we'd like to thank Brian Crede and Carolyn Weltman for all their efforts. All the artists from near and far make this a unique and remarkable occasion.

This event wouldn't be possible without our sponsors:
The Center, The Consulate General of Finland in New York, HX Magazine, Art@Large, The Body Archive, Chelsea Frames, The Eagle, GMSMA, The Leslie-Lohman Foundation, Mark Nelson Enterprises, Purple Passion, Peter Sparrow, Visual AIDS and the Pussycat Lounge.

Special recognitions were given to Hilton Flax of Purple Passion, Mark Nelson, Peter Sparrow, and Daniel Beauchemin and John Ross Beech of Chelsea Frames, at the Friday night Reception. These people make New York happen! The artist, STEAM, who came in from overseas to exhibit at the Fair, received his Grand Prize and 1st Place awards for the 2003 Emerging Erotic Artist Contest in person.

As always, Robert Woodworth, Ector Simpson and the entire staff of the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center acted as sponsors and the perfect hosts!

Spider Webb's work can be seen on thousands of people everywhere. He has lectured internationally, his paintings, sculptures, and photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He studied Fine Arts in New York City and Mexico. Fifteen of his books have been published. We thank Spider for being at the Fair, bringing the spirit of Quentin Crisp with him and inventing new ways to create beautiful art!

We were lucky enough to have Joe Hilton coordinate the Life Drawing sessions at the Fair. We join him in thanking all the great models who came forth!

The Symposium on Sunday, "The Ins and Outs of Collecting Erotic Art" was made vastly informative by the expertise of Robert Woodworth of the Center, Pet Silvia of Art@Large and Wayne Snellen of the Leslie-Lohman Foundation.

The exhibition of Tom's drawings at the Leslie-Lohman Foundation blew everyone away. We thank them for all their special contributions.

We applaud the Pussycat Lounge, Peter and Mark, and the performers who made this closing night brilliant!

The 5th New York Erotic Arts Weekend will take place May 20 -22, 2005. Plans are in the works to make this an even more exciting event! Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Remember, The 10th Annual Los Angeles Erotic Art Weekend takes place this coming October 8 -10. Mark your calendars now!

Photos by Jackson Photographix (Click for larger versions.)

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