e-news #145 december 30, 2012

Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

January 13, 2013

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Ususally held on the second Sunday of each month.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Los Angeles, CA

January 18, 2013

Antebellum Gallery

Adults Only
Heath Daniels and Michael J. Saul’s Art

"Illicit sexual encounters and scenes of
extreme intimacy are juxtaposed."


Los Angeles, CA

February 23 -
May 19, 2013

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Herb Ritts:
L.A. Style

"…his modern yet classical treatment of the nude, and his innovative
approach to fashion brought him international acclaim…"


Sarasota, FL
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!

World of Tom of Finland

TOM's Blog


foundation announcements


Tips of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

Tom of Finland Foundation is most thankful for the generous contribution made by the Los Angeles Division of the California Boots and Breeches Corps.

We are here because friends are there for us. TOM’s Foundation exists with your contributions.

Check out photos from their recent holiday party at the Foundation.


Rikki Crowley, aka Rica Shay, is one adorable, nasty artist. He heard his Starrfucker mag was at the Foundation and had to come over to check us out. He had a great tour and is interested to learn about the creative process of other artists.

He promises to be back this summer and do some modeling for us. He ran off to perform at Fubar in West Hollywood.


Dylan, Sharp & Jay

Dylan Rosser and Jay Roberts visit TOM House.

Dylan Rosser Website.

Jay Roberts Website.


Santa? Wow!

Tom of Finland Foundation's Holiday Potluck at TOM House on the 16th of December welcomed everyone with open arms and big hugs. Santa (Pete Finland) was there to spank both "naughty and nice"!

See the gallery of photos taken by Lorenzo Gomez.

Thank you to our Volunteers, Members and Supporters.

art news

A Generous Donation From
Fernando Carpaneda

Biker Jerking Off, 2012, Clay, cement, human hair,
fabric, wood and acrylic paint, 8" x 3.37" x 3.37"

Carpaneda was born in Brasília, Brazil. He works with clay sculptures. His main theme is always the human being. He watches people in the streets, bars, concerts, and places where people sell their bodies.

Fernando makes portraits of rent boys, punks, junkies, thieves and outcasts. Instead of attaching himself to muses, he focuses on male nudes to compose his art pieces, having the human being, the masculine, as the main goal in his work. All his portraits are like a relic, a holy place, a moment caught in time.

ToFF is very proud to have this wonderful sculpture in its collection. Catch an interview with the artist on TOM's Blog.

Fernando Carpaneda Website.

A Generous Donation From
Nancy Peach

S. R. Sharp, ToFF curator
and Nancy Peach, artist.

In 2008, I became interested in the art of Japanese erotic bondage called Shibari, which came into use in the west in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku.

Kinbaku means tight binding, using simple yet visually intricate patterns. Japanese bondage is very much about the way the ropes are applied and the pleasure is more in the journey than the destination.

The patterns that are created in this particular style of rope bondage by the Nawashi (rope master) are fascinating to me and I continue to be intrigued with the beauty.

— Nancy Peach

More from Nancy Peach on TOM's Blog and a link to her winning entry in the Emerging Erotic Artist Contest 2009.

Nancy Peach Website.

A Tribute To Tom In Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero From
Alex Marte

Boots, Biceps and Bulges
Model: Alex Marte
Photographer: Roberto Chiovitti
Photo assistant: Fabio Piarulli
Model style and graphic concept: Michele Angiuli

A 21st century man inspired by the masculine images Tom created!

Unfortunately for Tom, he was just too far ahead of the crowd in many things. Take leather, for instance. Since the fifties, when only really tough guys wore the black-leather uniform of the alienated loner, leather became one of the great fashion trends of the twentieth century. By the nineties, everyone wore it, even a young matron taking a similarly-clad daughter to the mall.

But Tom was into leather back in the forties. This was so early that, while the postwar rebel without a cause had already come into existence, he had not yet discovered black leather; he was still wearing brown.

— From Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero

No one bought the book for you? Treat yourself.

Here’s the full story of the Gay icon, Tom of Finland.
Many of the photos and drawings
are published here for the first time.

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parting glances

World of Tom of Finland Galleries

TOM’s Work
Other Artists
Works for Sale
Tom the Artist

Content Changes Often!

TOM’s Official Online Gallery

Two Thousand And Thirteen – Bring It On!

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Preliminary for #81.26), 1981, Graphite on paper,
ToFF #0155, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

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