TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!
Los Angeles, CA
6 - 8, 2012
Postcards From The Edge
for Visual AIDS
Big Names, Great Cause!
Over 1,500 original postcard-sized works of art
New York, NY
27 - 29, 2012
in association with
A Celebration of
Gay Artists and Photographers
for Artists. 6 artists are already participating.
Palm Springs, CA
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
of the Hat and Odds & Ends:
a break from his hectic schedule, Santa Claus dropped in to say
hello to all of the good(?) boys and girls attending our Holiday
Potluck — our annual soirée for Members, Volunteers
and friends of the Foundation. Everyone had a chance to sit on Santa's
lap and steal a kiss.
Thanks to Lorenzo
Gomez for capturing the action! You can see more of Santa at
Happens Without our Volunteers and Members
Happens With Them
of parties, the Black Leather Xmas Party closed the Tom
of Finland: Public and Private exhibition at Antebellum with
an exclaimation point! See more images on TOM's
Our thanks to JayPG
for the great photos.
beginning of a New Year, with much to look forward to.
Last year was a great
year; join us as we review some highlights of 2011 in pictures at
of Tom of Finland.
new ToFF Members of 2012 start it in STYLE!
Chris Olson and Lance
Holman model New Year's Eve hats by Jacob Prieto at TOM House.
the stage in Helsinki Boy/Manlesque.
Both burlesque and BOYlesque
are HUGE in Helsinki these days. Heres a hilarious routine Epe
and his troupe, The Hell Montey (a comedic group who play off The
Full Montey film) are now performing in shows. They give a direct
nod towards TOM and use one of his images.
Most the guys run off
to be with the worker girls, but one stays behind to enjoy his Tom
picture by himself…
The Hell Monty
@ Suomiburleskigaala from Helsinki
Burlesque on Vimeo.
R. Sharp, Maija Liisa
and Durk Dehner.
Maija Liisa Ingebrigtsen, translated a 30 panel
story in our Permanent Collection that Tom created in 1946. Tom
did the captions of his very early works in Finnish.
It was wonderful having
Maija Liisa — Norwegian, but with a Finnish mother —
at the Foundation while she was in Los Angeles.
Here's a sample:
Guy 1: “Damn,
boss. Can I try it?”
Guy 3: “Fabulous tail!”
Guy 2: “Awesome thing!”
TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 –1991), Untitled, 1946, Gouache on paper,
© 1946 Tom of Finland Foundation
with Rick Castro
Rick sits down for a chat
and a smoke with Tom of Finland Foundation cofounder Durk Dehner.
Camera and editing by
Heath Daniels. Shot on location at The Antebellum Gallery.
Carmine Santaniello in Noisy Rain
Carmine Santaniello is
proud to announce that his work has been featured in the magazine
Noisy Rain, Issue 7.
His recent works are mixed
media monoprints utilizing urban images that he photographs, along
with drawing through a printmaking process: Paper Lithography.
He is greatly
inspired by urban images such as graffiti, dripping / splattered paint,
marred subway tiles, posted bills, etcetera. He sees them as intriguing
environments that work so well to house his figures and portraits.
He loves the contrast of the beautiful male form in a somewhat seedy
for Issue 7.
See pages 70 - 87 for Carmine's work.
Representation of Tom of Finland at
The Millionaire Fair through Gallerie MooiMan
from Gallerie MooiMan catalogue.
For the first time worldwide,
an LGBT male/gay art gallery was represented in the Miljonair
Fair in Amsterdam. Gallerie MooiMan participated in the 10th
annual Fair held in December in Amsterdam. Proceeds from the work
sold at auction were donated to the Friends of the Gaykrant Foundation.
From the catalogue:
Tom of Finland's
driving force through the four decades of his artistic career was
to provide positive role models for Gay men inspiring messages of
self pride and happiness in men loving men. His work transcended
into the popular culture and became part of the culture.
His works reside in many museums of the world like MoMA in New York.
He has been hailed as one of the most influential artists of the
last century. It is difficult to find any one other individual who
has done more for Gay liberation than this humble Finn who spent
most of his working career in his studios in Finland and America.
Miljonair Fair Website
Gaykrant Foundation Website
THE YEAR BOLDLY WITH PASSION
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 1991),
Untitled (Detail from Kake - Cock d-Or),
1971, Pen & ink on paper, ToFF #71.110,
© 1971 Tom of Finland Foundation
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