e-news #57

 Over Two Decades Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

the dispatch e-news keeps you updated on the latest
tom of finland foundation

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May 17, 2006

New York City Fundraiser
Coming of Age

Coming of Age. It happens only once!


A Celebration of the Foundation's 21st Birthday &
The Inclusion of Tom of Finland in the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Please take a few minutes to help the Foundation by telling all your friends about the Foundation’s Coming of Age benefit. Support the Foundation and purchase a ticket for this important evening.

Nelson Santos, Associate Director of Visual AIDS, says, “This is an exciting and rare opportunity to see 21 of the best pieces from such a talented and influential artist. Tom's work has not been seen in New York since the eighties when he was represented by Feature Gallery in Soho. This is the premiere NYC showing of these works from the Foundation's Permanent Collection. The work of Tom of Finland has inspired generations of artists, designers and queer pop culture. He was truly a Master of his craft.”

Call the Foundation and we will mail an exquisite invitation to your friends. Visit the page for ticket information. Sponsorships are available. Everyone can make this night special, indeed.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. - Silent Auction.


May 19 - 21, 2006

6th Annual
New York City Erotic Art Fair Weekend
erotic artwork for sale and enjoyment.

Event details coming soon!

New York, NY

April 23, 2006

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop
Modeling This Month: Tony A.


Los Angeles, CA

April 7 -
June 1, 2006

Antebellum Gallery

The Bondage Show
Featuring: Domasan, Fakir Musafar & Rick Castro

Three generations of Bondage Masters together for the first time!


Los Angeles, CA

April 4 - 28, 2006

Adonis Art
Nebojsa Zdravkovic
His latest Paintings

He paints mainly from life and is captivated by the play of light on his subjects and their settings.
Greeting Cards from the exhibit are available.


London, England / Online

April 22 -
June 10, 2006

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art

Herb Ritts
A Personal Vision
While Ritts worked extensively with the human body, this exhibit will focus exclusively on the male nude figure.


Brooklyn, NY

new artist links

Alexei Biyukoff official art website - Large scale male nudes of older and bigger men.


Samantha Wolov: I’m young, I’m female, and I take pictures of people having sex and call it art. I have no other motive than to encourage people to reevaluate their own definitions of art and porn.


Dave Davenport, a.k.a. Dogspunk, is a Los Angeles based artist. Trained as an illustrator, he's been tattooing since 1996 and is an emerging erotic comicbook artist.


Paul Davis Jones’ paintings of natural men celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of foreskins.


The art of Molly Crabapple. Victorian pinup. Pen and ink damsels. Illustration Snark.


Luc Moreau is an English artist living in Bankok. This sample of his work is entitled "Confident" and is oils on canvas, measuring 24" x 32". He does both male and female nudes and welcomes commissions.


foundation announcements

Any time! Los Angeles, CA and over the Web!

Great Art.
Great Heart.
The Foundation needs Volunteers.

Click for a larger view.

The Tom of Finland Foundation Headquarters - what we call the ToFF House - is full of great things. And great people.

We need volunteers for archiving our vast collection of growing visual documents. We need carpenters, plumbers, gardeners, landscapers, house cleaners, painters and cabinet makers with a desire to help upgrade and maintain the House.

Work with remarkable individuals, be part of the incredible energy here and “give something back”.

See the Volunteer Signup Pages for more details and a sign up form
or call Daniel, our administrator, at 213.250.1685.


erotic art in the news

April 19, 2006 St. Louis, MO

"My sculpture was censored!"
Philip Hitchcock
Pulls Artwork from Art Centre

A sculpture known as "The Creation of Adam" has been pulled out of the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles by St. Louis artist Philip Hitchcock because of what he calls "vigilante censorship" and the "systematic defacement" of his work.

CLICK HERE for more information.
[On the St. Louis Post Dispatch website]

thru April 30, 2006 Los Angeles, CA

The Erotic Museum


Unfortunately, due to various reasons The Erotic Museum will be closing
its doors in 2 weeks, its last day April 30, 2003.

They are offering pieces from their collections for purchase.
This is an opportunity to keep some of Museum's beautiful
things amongst friends.

CLICK HERE for a catalog of items they are offering.

The Erotic Museum
Gallery Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - Midnight.
6741 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028  ·
The Erotic Museum  Website

April 17, 2006 On-Line

Joe Flazh! Interviews Artist
Michael Kirwan

on metroG.com

Joe Flazh!, metroG Art Editor, interviews Foundation Artist-In-Residence Michael Kirwan.
Plus, he gives us a peek at some of Michael's "tamer" artwork!

CLICK HERE for more information.
[On the metroG.com website]

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The Dispatch is the newsletter of the Tom of Finland Foundation.       [e-news #57]
P.O. Box 26658, Los Angeles, California 90026

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