28 - 30, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
on the second Sunday of each month.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch
Los Angeles, CA
September 14, 2012
The Mutable Portrait
6th Annual Gay Pride Art Exhibition at Clifford Chance
multiplicity of perspectives, techniques and ideas embraced by
The Mutable Portrait reflects the complexity and fluidity
of human identity."
21 - 23, 2012
Erotic Art Exhibition
25 artists displaying over 400 paintings, sculptures and photographs,
from the fine art nude to the extreme erotica and more.
Francisco , CA
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
of the Hat and Odds & Ends:
S. R. Sharp
Journalist Steven Bereznai, author of Queeroes
and Second Person Queer, came to discover the history and
beauty of the Foundation.
Steven is a Toronto writer. He is a former editor-in-chief and also
spent 10 years at CBC Newsworld’s national newsroom.
If you plan on spending 20 minutes at TOM House you’ll probably
end up being here for a couple of hours…
Sharp and Miss Barbie-Q on the porch of TOM House.
Miss Barbie-Q dropped by the TOM House August 31
for a kiki!
The one and only will be the new host for The Eagle LA for Thursday
nights. Naturally she thought about doing a monthly night featuring
Tom of Finland. Some exciting things were discussed so stay tuned
for the details!
Miss Barbie-Q arrives at The Eagle on Sept. 20 and will be there
every Thursday night. Also, be sure to check her out in INSTALL:
WeHo an exciting new art exhibit–popping up in WeHo only on Sept.
On July 28th, 2012, Andrés Rigal & Luke
Nero presented Rasputin: Russian Love Machine’s homage
to TOM and his Foundation.
It was hosted by Miguel Angel Reyes, SOLD OUT Clothing and ToFF’s
VP, S. R. Sharp, with Josef Jasso, go-gos Johnathan Myers &
Curtis Jackson.and DJs Josh Peace and Aaron Elvis.
Enormous thanks to hosts Rich Yap and Jake Prieto, Carrington
Galen and Gary Duran and David Kahauolopua & Keith
Webster and all the dedicated models.
See some of the fun on TOM's
The sun was shining on August 25, and so were the
artists attending Rough Trade's Art Lot Sale.
The Foundation thanks Rough Trade for giving artists this opportunity.
And thanks to Miguel Angel Reyes for the photos.
More images of the Art Lot Sale on TOM's
Tom of Finland’s
personal sailor suit
Tom of Finland had a exhibition on the Ultimate
Gay Summer Cruise on the 21st of July, 2012.
Al & Wiki Wickman provided a Tom of Finland mini-exhibition
with a Sailorboy theme including beautiful reproductions and the
actual sailor uniform Tom of Finland himself used to enjoy wearing!
A limited amount of merchandise from Tom of Finland
Foundation was offered for sale as well as membership information
on the upcoming Tom of Finland Seura.
The cruise was extra amazing thanks to Jari and his partner Jac
who took care of the TOM part.
Thanks to the Bears that made this a great experience with really
good feedback from people!
ToFF congratulates Mr. LA Leather Bear 2012, Carl
Pictured, Carl Dove and Foundation V.P., S. R. Sharp.
FROM BRUNO GMÜNDER
Tom of Finland:
Life and Work of a Gay Hero
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (detail), 1988, Graphite on paper,
ToFF #88.10, © 1988 Tom of Finland Foundation
The American launch of the new anthology,
Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero,
will take place at the
Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend.
The book chronicles Tom’s life with never-before seen
photographs from his childhood and features some
of Tom’s rare works and quite a few images
long-believed to be missing or lost.
Patrons may purchase a copy and the authors,
F.Valentine Hooven, III, Durk Dehner and S.R. Sharp,
will be there both days to discuss
and personally autograph the book.
This volume brings to life Tom of Finland
—the man, the artist, the icon.
Tom of Finland has been an incredible
inspiration to my work
and within the Gay community, as well. —Mike Kelley, 1985
Also available on the BRUNO
Finland talks TOM
All Bear Magazine Issue 16
Is the PDF Magazine for Lovers of Bears
PHYLLIS DILLER (American, 1917 – 2012)
Horizon, c. 2005, Acrylic on board, 14” x 8”
Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection
Her artwork makes the world as beautiful as she was.
Tom of Finland
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled (Preliminary drawing), 1980 Graphite on paper,
8.25" x 11.75", Signed and dated, ToFF #8801-0043
© 1980 Tom of Finland Foundation
WORKS FOR SALE
Tom of Finland Foundation and Feature were both “born”
in the same year, 1984. The gallery has had six locations—from Chicago
to NYC’s lower east side—their present location. They have had no fewer
than eight shows with Tom’s work.
131 Allen Street, New York, New York ·
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