e-news #61

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

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June 18, 2006

Our 15th Annual
Tom's Bar

Party and Enjoy Erotic Artwork, Contests & Surprises!

It's our annual tribute to Tom of Finland's Birthday
& Celebrating the Foundation's Coming of Age (we're 21!)


Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2006

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop
Live modeling each month!

Modeling this month: Xavier, plus: a surprise model.


Los Angeles, CA

July 1, 2006

After Dark
At the Foundation House —
Saturday, 8 PM

An informal gathering of queer film clips and discussion.
Keep our culture alive!


Los Angeles, CA

June 6 - 30, 2006

Adonis Art
Latest paintings by Roland Schwarz ("Kumoki")

The male form is, has, and still does,
remain the main focus of his work.


London, England / On-line

June 25 -
July 29, 2006

Flazh!Alley Studio
Lolita's Lolitas
Pin Up & Fetish Photography By Lolita

Lolita's career started with shooting photos
on a stolen Olympus camera at age 16...


Los Angeles, CA

July 17, 2006

Antebellum Gallery

John Blackburn
A memento mori honoring his life and art

See our Erotic Art In The News section below
for additonal information on John's passing.


Los Angeles, CA

June 24 -
July 28, 2006

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art

Western Photography Guild
Don Whitman, 1917 - 1998

e captured in his work the All-American macho virility
that represented every man's fantasy of the Wild West


Brooklyn, NY

new artist links

Hector Silva announces that he is glad to negotiate on any available artwork on his website due to an onslaught of financial burdens. This would also be an excellent time to consider a commissioned portraiture work from a photograph. A great gift idea for someone special!


The Male Art of David W. Haskins - View free over 100 original pencil, charcoal & pastel artworks created from live nude South Florida men by the Miami artist. Originals, prints, cards & a calendar available.


Mexican artist Rigel Herrera, explores the beautiful side of sexual perversions. Her work includes Ode To The Bottoms. She enjoys painting through voyeurism and fetishism.


Artist Bound Gallery is an online gallery dedicated to the erotic arts. They offer original works for sale as well as limited edition Giclee and fine art prints.


Step inside the dark and lovely FemDom world of fetish/erotica artist Veronica Vinyl... featuring original paintings, pen-and-ink renderings, and sculpture... all beautiful, daring, whimsical, and deliciously erotic.


For men only, Mirko: French painter of your masculine fantasies. A personal world of fantasy, eroticism, provocation, fraternal love and virile friendship. See this through the eyes of a male who is overly in love with men.


George Cayford captures on paper the spontaneous poses of his models, drawing at speed with charcoal or pastels. This enables him to set the image he sees down quickly, capturing moments of spontaneity and freshness.


Nude Male Arts is offering the selection of nude male and gay works by some of today excellent artists. They are specializing in the nude male art that show the beauty and strength of the male body.

foundation announcements

Any time! (Well, almost) Los Angeles, CA

A House. A Home.
A Museum.
An open invitation.

Click for a larger view.

The Foundation House is where Tom of Finland stayed when he came to America. It is also the Home of our cofounder, Durk Dehner, as well as our current artist-in-residence Michael Kirwan, and long-time housemate Anthony.

Tom's room on the third floor is much like it was when he stayed there, and is filled with "Tom" memorabilia: some of his uniforms, his notebooks, and artwork. This floor is also home to the bustling Foundation office.

The building is also a Museum and Art Gallery. Sure, there are times that we are swamped with work, but we are proud of this place and welcome visitors to take a tour nine times out of ten - even on short notice.

Our open Invitation:

If you live in the Los Angeles area and haven't viewed the Foundation House for a year or two, you owe yourself the treat of our latest exhibition.

Just visiting? Make sure to stop in! We are close to central L.A. and could be a lot more interesting than the usual tourist traps this town is famous for.

We also have shelves of books on erotic art for researchers, art students, and those with a curiosity about sexually explicit artwork. Drop in to check out our library. No need to be shy, this IS the Tom of Finland Foundation.

Call Daniel, our friendly administrator,
at 213.250.1685 to make an appointment.

erotic art in the news

Current On-line

Erotic Artist
Celso Junior
Updates his blog

Mercury at La Bource façade, Brussels

While we usually don't want to get "blogged down" by blogs,
Celso Junior's pictorial report of his visit to Brussels and Antwerp
includes not only erotic artwork (old and new), but tons of architectural photos
to keep everything in context.

CLICK HERE for more information.
This link will take you directly to Celso's blog.

Artist In Passing John Blackburn

John Blackburn
September 10, 1939 April 7, 2006

During the late 70's John created the infamous character of Coley, a bisexual hedonist who's sexual pleasures were vast and often. For this character John incorporated his own experiences and memories of what is was like being a gay young blade in the south during the '60s and '70s.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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The Dispatch is the newsletter of the Tom of Finland Foundation.       [e-news #61]
P.O. Box 26658, Los Angeles, California 90026

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