TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!
Los Angeles, CA
March 31, 2013
Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Rare And Raw
Co-curated by Steph Rogerson and
exhibition exploring Queer representation,
historical visual culture and contemporary art production.
New York, NY
March 8, 2013
Rick Castro Fetish
A Cross-Section of International Artists
a cross~section of international artists presenting
images / homages / inspirations and tributes to Rick Castro and
Los Angeles, CA
A One Day Class by Philip Hitchcock
how to make replicas of hands,
faces, torsos and more!
St. Louis, MO
March 17, 2013
Watercolours Erotic and Other Works on Paper
the violence of desire that can inhabit a man,
powerful enough to conquer the world.”
Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Artist will be in attendance.
London, England / Online
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Of The Hat And Odds & Ends:
Angeles Band of Brothers roll up their [leather] sleeves
at TOM House. Fundraising, moving furniture - restoring
furniture, creating art, framing art, stained glass repair, arranging,
scrubbing, laughing — is there anything these men can’t
ToFF couldn’t do all
we do without their help and support and we are 100% grateful.
L. A. Band of Brothers is a fraternal organization of titleholders
who have competed in the Mr. Los Angeles Leather Contest. They dedicate
themselves to the support of the Leather and LGBTQ Communities for
the betterment of all.
Band of Brothers Website
Foundation Needs Volunteers Like YOU!
— The Literate Queer’s Guide to Sex and Controversy —
a gift to ToFF’s library. Thank you to David Alexson
for remembering that our library is a vital part of our archive.
The publisher and editor
of Steam was Scott O’Hara (ToFF’s first Lifetime Member),
and was based in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Printing and distribution
were handled out of San Francisco.
at TOM House.
Robert and 16 of his
friends came for an hour and a half tour of Tom of Finland Foundation’s
headquarters, the house where TOM lived and worked in Los Angeles.
They were all excited to see and learn more about the artist.
more about Meetup
A handsome (and handy!)
addition to ToFF’s collection donated by Bob Lupinacci.
Answer: A toothpick dispenser.
Russia Moves to Enact Anti-Gay Law Nationwide
Tom of Finland Exhibition Canceled
In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, Russian Gay
Pavel Samburov (center left) and five other Gay rights activists kiss
during a protest
near the State Duma, Russia’s lower parliament chamber, in Moscow, Russia.
A controversial bill banning “Homosexual propaganda” has been submitted
Russia’s lower house of parliament for the first of three hearings
Tuesday, Jan. 22. 2013. Associated Press/Misha Japaridze.
"In September, 2012
a major collaboration in St. Petersburg was cancelled following a hugely
successful exhibition of Tom of Finland in the Gay artist’s home city
of Turku, Finland. This was done on the advice of the British Embassy
due to the severe and insidious laws that had been passed. Now the same
laws are being rolled out across the whole of Russia: A worrying development,
especially as homophobic and transphobic violence increases." —
More on TOM's
"A group of experts
from the United Nations have urged Russia to drop its draft law forbidding
“homosexual propaganda”, and have said that it would undermine the human
rights of LGBT people in the country.
"The draft law, submitted in March 2012, details that the “promotion
of homosexuality” among children could warrant fines of 4,000-5,000
rubles (£85-105) for individuals, 40,000-50,000 rubles (£850-1050)
for officials, and 400-500,000 (£8,500-10,500) rubles for businesses.
"Similar laws have already been passed regionally in ten different
areas of Russia, but this bill would impose the law nationwide. 388
members of the state Duma voted for the bill, one voted against, and
one member chose to abstain. 60 others did not vote."
More by Joseph
Patrick McCormick at Pink
“I love Russia, but I want
another Russia,” said Abduljalilov, 30, who now works as a clerk. “It’s
a pity I can’t spend my life on creative projects instead of banging
my head against the wall and repeating, ‘I’m normal, I’m normal.’ “
More by Mansur
Mirovalev at Time
Leather Bar, 1978, Pen & ink on paper,
13.63" x 17.25", © 1978 Drawings by REX
This is the earliest original
REX in the artist’s collection. It was done in 1978 for a French
porno film poster and was returned to him in the 1990s when he was in
living in New York. On July 10, 1981, a major fire on Folsom Street
in San Francisco destroyed the homes (along with artwork and photographs)
of REX, photographer Mark I. Chester and many Leathermen. As such, Leather
Bar is one of the few original drawings surviving from his pre-1980
REX tells the story of encountering Tom of Finland’s liberating
images in a magazine store in Manhattan in the ‘60s. Tom’s
work was life changing for Homosexuals who encountered it. REX was no
exception and he admits how TOM’s integrity influenced him.
ToFF is honored to accept this historical and significant gift into
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TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled (Detail, preliminary drawing), c. 1965
Graphite on paper, 11.63" X 8.25", ToFF #0899
© 1965 Tom of Finland Foundation
131 Allen Street, New York, New York
Tom of Finland by PATRICK SARFATI
Tom of Finland’s work is
in museums such as: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of
Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island
School of Design; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art and the Kiasma
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TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
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