July 31, 2012
Tom of Finland
this exhibit focuses on artwork that greatly influenced
Gay culture by challenging oppressive stereotypes."
Miami Beach, Florida
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch
Los Angeles, CA
May 26, 2012
Bonheur du Jour
Asian Male Nudes: Photos by Biron
the early '90s,Biron has specialized in
youthful multicultural male images — "
May 27, 2012
+ O'Conner Fine Art
Male Figure Studies 2002 - 2012 & Other Work
his images strive always to capture
the unanticipated or chance moment —"
Lambertville, NJ / Online
July 14, 2012
The Metamorphosis of a Butterfly
A kaleidoscopic vision of life by a gay Chinese artist
for the first time in the United States
the paper cutting artwork by Bejing artist Xiyadie.
Los Angeles, CA
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.
for Men: An online gallery of the male nude in fine
art including contemporary artists and collectible vintage works
specializing in gay and homoerotic art, vintage and current, photography,
painting, drawings, digital art, and mixed media.
- Animation, Illustration and Drawings of Richard James. Featuring
male nudes, famous guys and hot sportsmen.
Academic male nude
drawings from the perspective of a modern reality.
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
of the Hat and Odds & Ends:
Fair success —
— thanks to Goddess Chal, LALC’s Woman of the Year, the ToFF
Artists and Volunteers, and all the supporters who navigated
the San Fernando Valley on Sunday.
View the Gallery
with photos by Johnny James Curry, Jr.
ToFF thanks the Barracks
bar, its owners and staff. ToFF is grateful for our Volunteers and
Artists. We appreciate everyone who came out on Easter and supported
ToFF can help others because you help us.
Photos by Devin Robinson. Check out his Gallery
for this event.
by Leland Carina
Foundation is very appreciative of the donation we have received.
We thank Darren
Bondy, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2011
and San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance for their support and
we acknowledge all of their achievements for the community.
Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance is committed to creating
a welcome and supportive environment for members of the SF Bay Area
leather, fetish, kink and motorcycling communities.
to Will Clark and —
On March 21st, The Will
Clark Show featured Porno
Bingo. The evening raised bux for ToFF with a Special Auction!
It was a night of Smokin Leather and kix.
Tom of Finland Foundation
Kirby, The LGBT Community of NYC and Pieces
for their continued support (and awesomeness!) They know
we’re no place without an affirmative outlook on sex.
to Marlon Morales.
ToFF congratulates Marlon
Morales, the new Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2012.
Bravo to the entire class
of the Los Angeles Leather Contest.
TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled
(Detail from "Finlander Studs 2"),
1974, Graphite on paper, 11.75” x 8.25”, Tom of Finland Foundation
Permanent Collection #74.08, © 1974 Tom of Finland Foundation
Finland attracted record audiences in Turku, Finland
The year-long exhibition
of legendary Gay artist, Tom of Finland, ended in December attracting
a record audience of 90,000 to the Logomo space. The exhibition,
which opened in January 2011, was part of the official program for
Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 and presented by Homotopia,
Liverpool, Turku 2011 Foundation and Tom of Finland Foundation,
"Photocollage #6" (Pete Finland), 2012,
Watercolor and graphite on paper
“I’m a Gay artist that
paints and depicts how I perceive Gay culture, both in tribute and
of John Palatinus
by Kai Teichert
John Palatinus and Kai Teichert
Photograph by John Palatinus
is one of the few surviving leaders in the fight for the freedom to
disseminate Gay photography and art during the 1950s and ’60s. He
is a legendary photographer from an era now called the “Golden Age
of Physique Photography”.
During his five-week U.S. trip, Kai Teichert modelled in clay the
head portrait of Palatinus in Palm Springs, California, and finished
the work in New York City, March 2012.
Kai Teichert has been sculpting portraits since 1989. The method employed
is ancient, the clay is not fired but conserved with linseed oil,
and once dried, painted in oil colors.
During the course of sculpting, Teichert is in open dialogue with
his subjects in a private or public space, lending the action a performative
quality, and within this action, a conversation, a dialogue is formed
between artist and sitter. This intimacy informs Teichert’s complex,
realist form with a depth of astute observation to be witnessed in
the finished bust.
The busts, his portraits in clay, are in many private collections
throughout Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway. The portraits
can be found in public collections including the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart,
the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, the Berliner Dom (Cathedreal)
and Musée d´Art et d´Industie La Piscine Roubaix/France.
Visiting the TOM
Artist Kai Teichert
Kai in TOM's studio
KAI TEICHERT, Morgenrot
2010, Oil on canvas
Teichert, from Berlin, visited TOM House
brought Kai and Tim Tattu by the House. There was a wondeful exchange
Plans made to visit Kai’s studio in Berlin. See above article about
his bust of John Palatinus
Homotopia invites producers,
community artists, promoters and professional artists to submit work
for consideration for its autumn festival to be held at various venues
across Liverpool between 1st - 30th November 2012.
The festival seeks new work from artists, theatremakers, producers
and promoters for consideration for its Liverpool festival. It produces
a critically acclaimed programme and we are interested in different
levels of engagement & artist development which could be early
R&D, new work and also completed projects that can be staged or
presented in an eclectic variety of spaces from theatre, cinema, gallery
or site specific.
The final programme will be selected by Homotopia in
consultation with partners and producers at host venues. Homotopia
embraces a wide range of work and is keen to partner with existing
companies/artists. Some of it is mainstream with a traditional appeal
and some of it is innovative and experimental. Some work can focus
on LGBT issues while other work can be related to LGBT themes.
All work submitted for consideration must either feature: 1. Lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) themes; 2. Be of interest to an
LGBT audience; 3. Be created or presented by LGBT artists. DEADLINE:
Friday 4th May 2012 5:00 PM.
Adonis Art Gallery Olympic Challenge
Calling all artists of
the male form. Submit your artwork for inclusion in the Adonis Art
Olympic Challenge Exhibition. The Exhibition will be composed
of images of Olympic-themed artwork submitted from all over the world.
There will be no prize,
but viewers will be able to vote for their favourite. It will be an
honour for any artist to be included, and the Adonis Art Gallery is
proud to host this event to coincide with the London Olympic Games.
Thi is an accummulating exhibition — artwork will be added as
it is selected, starting from the first entrys received and building
right up to and including the games themselves during July and August
2012. This is an exciting project for the world of male art. Entry
Adonis Art Website to lean more.
Give to TOM’s Foundation
—|— MEMBERSHIP —|— BEQUESTS
In 1984, ToFF, the nonprofit,
501(c)(3) Educational Archive was established. As Tom (Touko Laaksonen)
had achieved worldwide recognition as the master of homo-erotic art,
the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog
of work. Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe
haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against
art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response.
Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public
as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier,
more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.
Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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