eNews #163
February 5
, 2014


Over A Quarter Century Dedicated To Protecting, Preserving And Promoting Erotic Art

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Events & Exhibitions

February 6, 2014

Foundation Friends

Leather & Lace
A Belly Dance Showcase

Men AND Women are encouraged to attend this special event.
Male and female dancers will seduce the TOM House like never before!


Los Angeles, CA

February 9, 2014

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

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


Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2014

Mr. Sister Leather 2014
Tableaux Vivant
An Invitation to the Leather Community to a Live Art Show

The Tableaux Vivant includes a showcase
of some well known pieces of TOM’s Art.


Los Angeles, CA

February 14 -
March 15, 2014

Antebellum Gallery

Robert Opel
The Res~Erection of Fey Way Studios

Robert Opel was not only the man who streaked the 1974 Academy Awards,
he also opened the first erotic art gallery in San Francisco called Fey Way Studios.


Los Angeles, CA

February 1 - 28, 2014

Visual AIDS and The Body

I Am My Own Landscape
Curated by Ivan Acebo-Choy

These artists have, to some extent, transcended their bodies.
They have become a place, a landscape, a site.


See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page.

World of Tom of Finland

TOM's Blog


JD Dragan has been included in Vitruvian Lens Edition #2, authored by Firehouse Publishing.There are 10 pages of his photographs along with an in-depth interview. Other photographers featured include Gregg Friedberg, Adam Collier Noel, Aernout Overbeeke, Heitor Magno, Michel Guillaume

For those ordering from createspace (website only), Vitruvian is offering a 15% discount for JD's collector base. Just enter code: NXY3Y88L

Virtuvian Lens is also seeking photographers for future editions.

Art News

Durk Dehner & the Tom of Finland Foundation
by Michael Bullock in Sex Magazine

Durk Dehner. Photo by Cali Dewitt

"Tom is not owned by Gays, he’s owned by the world."

"I mean, his proprietary roots are with us, but we’re absolutely willing to share him for everyone to benefit. In 2006 we had an exhibition in Paris at Galerie Richard of a hundred works. It was cold, December, and this elegant woman, artist Rachel Laurent, walked in wearing a red overcoat. She just stood in the middle of the gallery and panned the room, looking at the art with this radiant smile. I went up to her and asked her what she was thinking. She said 'I am standing at the bastion of freedom. Here lies the works of a man who never compromised what was in his heart. He represents freedom for all of us.' And I think that’s the way it is."

— Durk Dehner

More on TOM's Blog

Call For Art
Seattle Erotic Art Festival

All artists 18 years old or older are encouraged to submit art for consideration. The Festival accepts art from artists across the nation and world, and there is no submission fee for artists living outside of North America. Artists may submit once for as many Calls for Art as they wish, but note that each Call for Art has distinct requirements and may have additional submission fees.

* The early-bird deadline (for discounted submission fees) is Friday, February 14th at 11:59pm PST.
* The deadline for Visual, Literary, Festival Store art and Installation Art is Friday, February 28 at 11:59PM PST.
* The deadline for Short Film/video, Performance (including Music), is Monday, March 31 at 11pm PST.
* Submissions may be edited up until their respective deadlines.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival Website

Parting Glances

Finnish Olympian comes out:
“Finally I can be myself”

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen, Image: Jarno Ranta / Yle

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has spoken about his homosexuality in an interview with Yle. He said he wanted to talk publicly about his sexuality close to the Sochi Olympic games, because of Russia’s controversial anti-gay legislation.

More on TOM's Blog

Golden Globe Awards Honor
Behind The Candelabra

Los Angeles in 1977. Conversation of the two characters meeting.
© 2013 Home Box Office, Inc.

Best TV movie or miniseries nomination
• “Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie nomination
• Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
• Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER

More on TOM's Blog

TOM's Foundation
A Quarter Century of Dedication to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled, 1984, Graphite on paper, ToFF #84.17
© 1984 Tom of Finland Foundation

PROTECTING Artists from unauthorized or unwanted appropriation of their artwork or name. Defending them from those that would not properly represent them. Breaking down barriers and discrimination that would inhibit the practices of Artists.

PRESERVING physical artwork and the legacies Artists leave us. Sustaining documents and other objects. Keeping the name of the creator attached to his creations. Maintaining the integrity of all with which we are entrusted.

PROMOTING Artists and their careers on every level with diligence and earnestness. Encouraging collectors, institutions and the public. Advocating that the merits of art that depict sexuality signal a healthier society, one capable of understanding and change.

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