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
and Brothers In Need
A Fundraiser for Jay Lawton
will be food, drinks, tunes by DJ Manuelito and HOT SEXY MEN!
All funds raised will be donated to Jay Lawton.
Los Angeles, CA
April 12, 2013
Gallery and The Leather Archives & Museum
The Art of Drummer
New Outlines of Masculinity
magazine was the granddaddy
of all BDSM / Leather publications.
Los Angeles, CA
1 - 30, 2013
and The Body
What's in Your Closet?
Curated by Travis Chamberlain
of the works in this gallery suggests
the presence and absence of the artist’s body.
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Of The Hat And Odds & Ends:
thanks The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
We, at Tom of Finland
Foundation (ToFF), would like to officially thank the convent for
the donation of the proceeds from “TOM’s
Angels” held on the 15th of March, 2013 at Eagle
LA. It was wonderful to see such a show of support! Novice Sister
Hanna did a glittering job and we are most proud of her.
TOM’s Angels was
a reaffirmation of the relationship between TOM’s Foundation
and the Order that spans many years. We have always been eager to
work together. ToFF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Archive
and very appreciative for your continued support and assistance
in the furtherance of our goals.
We are able
to keep our doors open to the public and maintain a schedule of
programs for artists through your generosity. You go Hanna!
Thank you to all the Artists, Sponsors, Volunteers and Supporters
who fiercely made this benefit such a success that Charlie
Matula was glad he ordered extra beer for the evening!
and more on TOM's
way appreciates our Volunteers
that helped with LA Leather Pride 2013. They certainly helped put
our best face forward with their hard work and enthusiasm!
out some photos from the event on TOM's
When will art be ready for erections again?
It’s time for art critics to pass the soap.
others avert their eyes, we toast Michael Kirwan on his fantastic book
"When Beryl Cook died
four years ago there was a rush to celebrate her life’s work. Cheerful
obituaries sprung up in national newspapers and across major TV channels,
she was a “national treasure”. Yet throughout her career the art world
refused to acknowledge Cook as one of their own.
"Despite selling pieces
out of her front room for around £20,000 on a fortnightly basis
and receiving commissions from celebrity collectors, with no formal
art education and no desire to write thought-scraping self-statements,
Cook’s amusing paintings of fat Brits and their quotidian pursuits were
deemed appropriate only for postcards and calendars.
"A similar thing is
happening in the world of erotic art today. Look at Michael Kirwan’s
latest book Just
So Horny, a glossy paged serving of over 100 of Kirwan’s homocentric
cartoony paintings. It is immediately obvious from just flicking through
that he is a brilliant artist. The compositions, facial expressions,
classical references and power dynamics. His work evokes a psychological
landscape that goes beyond the explicit and into a new dimension of
More on Just
So Horny by Michael Kirwan
Issue Seven: THE BEEFCAKE ISSUE (2013)
to Bob Mizer's AMG & Physique Pictoral
Including Pete Finland from
Tampere, Finland — a genuine "TOM's Man". He's a muscle
bear, leather daddy, cowboy and the ex-adult entertainer, Eric York.
Pete has worked on the Tom of Finland Foundation Advisory Board for
many years and was recently featured in their latest book, Tom of
Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero.
With the photography of Jeremy
Lucido and drawings by IZM. Starring Alessandro del Toro, Ben Cuevas,
Benjamin Godfre, Matt Tahari, Sam, The Backyard Boys, and Pete Finland.
6.5" x 8.5", 64 pages, Black & White, Erotica. Photo.
Art. Limited Edition of 1,000.
Get your copy
Get Ready For Colton Ford's New Music Video!
Let Me Live Again
"The video was inspired
by several things, including Tom of Finland as well as all of those
amazing music videos from the ’90s that we know and love so much."
— Colton Ford
For those who
remain unable to get beyond Ford’s porn star past to focus on his singing
present Ford has a few words: “I can’t control how people feel about
me, my past and my music. I have always sung and created music, so I
just continue to do what I’ve always done. My main concern is to make
music that I feel and that I’m proud of. The rest is out of my control.
I know that there are some people who aren’t going to be able to see
beyond my porn persona, and that’s ok.”
a moment, he adds, “I feel, however, that there are far more people
out there who are interested in hearing what I can do musically, and
are able to look beyond that part of my past. Those are the people I’m
looking to reach. I’m doing what I love to do, so at the end of the
day, I can say I’m following my heart and living my dream. Isn’t that
what we all want for ourselves?”
directed the video and shot the stills. His website has fun samples
of some of his previous work.
Curiosa : La Bibliothèque Érotique
Alessandro Bertolotti opens
his bibilothèque of "curiosa" — a term that refers
bibliophile books on eroticism, sexuality, pornography — to show
us the works of the rarest and most important of his immense collection.
Illustrated more 350 reproductions,
this book invites the reader to forget the mundane and conformist division
between eroticism and pornography and discover this world with so much
passion and curiosity.
More on TOM's
Want It Right In Your Box?
TOM OF FINLAND, Detail from Postal Rape, 1984
Pen and ink on paper, #84.64, © 1984 Tom of Finland Foundation
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“Before and during the Second
World War, what leather clothing there was, was always brown. Suddenly,
right about 1950, the black biker’s ‘uniform’ appeared. It is amazing
how fast it spread around the world. I have been told that I influenced
of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero
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