eNews #169
May 30
, 2014


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

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Events & Exhibitions

May 1 - 31, 2014

Saytrs Motorcycycle Club

Leather & Motorcycles, the Long Road to Equality

Leather & Motorcycle History
Special benefit party for Foundation on May 31, 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Long Beach, CA

June 1, 2014

16mm of Pleasure
Vintage erotic films on 8mm and 16mm

Featuring selections from our 30 years of archiving
thousands of visual materials including the moving image.


Los Angeles, CA

June 7 - 8, 2014

Christopher Street West
LA Pride 2014
The Foundation will Participate at Erotic City

Erotic Artwork, Drawing Workshops,
ONE's Project 50 and More


Los Angeles, CA

June 8 & 15, 2014

Life Drawing Workshops

This month: Two Drawing Workshops
LA Pride's Erotic City and TOM's Bar


Los Angeles, CA

June 15, 2014

TOM's Bar

Our big celebration of TOM on Daddy's Day.
This is the one event you won't want to miss!


Los Angeles, CA

June 19 - 22, 2014

Art Basel

Art Basel

Basel Switzerland

Art Basel is the premier international art show of its kind
for modern and contemporary works.


Basel, Switzerland

March 21 -
June 21, 2014

Gerhardsen Gerner

Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition

The works focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion, sexual fantasies,
and the last, long night that awaits us all. CLOSING SOON!


Oslo, Norway

May 30 -
June 1, 2014

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2014
Since 2002

World-class visual art that is rarely seen in mainstream galleries
and redefine boundaries in exciting new ways.


Seattle, WA

June 7, 2014

Christos Tejada and 6 others
A Group Exhibition of Queer / Homoerotic Underground Art

"Make sure you invite all your dyke friends, sugar daddies,
Local Priest and / or Rabbi.


Los Angeles, CA

May 17 -
July 13, 2014

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art

Jim French:
Vintage Postcards

This exhibition features the original late 1960's vintage Polaroid pictures
he took as studies for homoerotic drawings.


Lambertville, NJ / Online

May 25 -
September 28, 2014

Statens Museum for Kunst

Abandon the Parents
An overwhelming collection by several artists.

An abundance of paintings, drawings, photographs, videos,
books, words, and sounds fill the x-rummet venue.


Copenhagen, Denmark

June 13 - 14, 2014

Homotopia and National Museums Liverpool

The Un-straight Museum
Exploring the role of cultural institutions, curators, & archivists

Aimed at people working in the heritage and cultural sectors as well as
researchers, academics and interested members of the LGBT community.


Liverpool, England

Tom of Finland

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

World of Tom of Finland

TOM's Blog

Foundation Announcements

International Mr. Leather 2014
Winner, IML 2014: Ramien Pierre, Mr. DC Eagle 2014
First Runner-up: Steve Dupont, Mr. New England Leather 2014
Second Runner-up: Cody Troy, Mr. Midwest Leather 2013

Congratulations to All! More on the IML Website.


Sending Eric Paul Leue, Mr LA Leather 2014, to IML with this fantastic shoot by Eric Schwabel.

Photos and more on Accidental Bear


Photo: Marc Bellenger,
Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013

ToFF thanks Marc Bellenger for his devoted attention to our collections.

We value his work at Tom of Finland Foundation — keeping us well-hung — and in our community.

Marc will be hosting TOM @ Rumble in Los Angeles on May 31st.

See more on TOM's Blog


The Pioneers of the Leather and Biker Scene in L.A.

Learn more about the Satyrs Motorcycle Club's history. Smell the leather, feel the power between your legs, and take in the story of the oldest continuing gay group in the world.

Photos and more on TOM's Blog


Photo: Alex La Cruz

Tom of Finland's Birthday Party on May 8th was hosted by Brent Corrigan. The celebration took place at Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

Hear what he has to say about working with the Foundation on TOM's Blog.

See more photos on GAYLETTER.


Photo: Dusti Cunningham

Just wanted to say an extra SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped out to make TOM’s birthday party such a special night: Brent Corrigan, Jeff Neff, Patrick Staff, Alex La Cruz, Matthew Mullins, Rod Reynolds Dusti Cunningham, Miguel Angel Reyes and Jordan Frink.

Great to see so many people as well as lots of new faces and a whole bunch of hot young guys at TOM House too. See y’all next year!

Stuart Sandford

See more photos on TOM's Blog

Art News

Flying In:
Orders For Tom Of Finland Stamps

Within a few weeks, pre-orders for the Tom of Finland stamps have reached tens of thousands.

Posti has received orders for both single sheets and larger quantities of the Tom of Finland stamps especially from the United States, Germany and Sweden, reveals Petri Pohjolainen, the product manager of stamps at Itella.

Consisting of three stamps, the sheets were made available for pre-order through the Posti Online Shop in late April due to the unprecedented interest they had aroused abroad.

Within a couple of weeks tens of thousands of sheets have been pre-ordered. More specific estimates, however, are unavailable because the sales continue to grow steadily, Pohjolainen reminds.

More on TOM's Blog

On Tom of Finland Day,
Developing A New Collaboration

Tapani, Antti and Gary celebrate with TOM’s birthday cake in Turku.

Antti Kauppinen, chair of Tom of Finland Seura; and Gary Everett, director of Homotopia; travelled to various parts of Western Finland and Helsinki. The trip included a visit to Åbo Akademi University Archive and Manuscripts Department, Touko Laaksonen’s (Tom of Finland’s) home and schoolhouse, and a meet-up with Tapani Vinkala, nephew of Touko’s.

More photos on TOM's Blog

More Details Released On
Tom of Finland — The Movie

© 1962 Tom of Finland Foundation

The feature film about Tom of Finland is starting principal photography in 2015 with a 2016 delivery date.

The compelling story about Tom is being made into a live action film. The picture will be directed by Dome Karukoski and produced by Aleksi Bardy. The production company Helsinki-filmi has licensed the exclusive rights to the use of Tom's art and the Tom of Finland name for use in the film.

The film's language is English.

New Edition!
Tom Of Finland — The Complete Kake Comics

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Detail from Kake vol. 02 – The Sexy Sunbather, 1968, Pen & ink on paper,
Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #68.61, © 1968 Tom of Finland Foundation

Kake, a dark-haired, mustached Leatherman often wore a tight white T-shirt bearing the motto “Fucker.” Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published 26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20-page booklets. This edition collects all of these stories in one volume!

Tom of Finland – The Complete Kake Comics

Dian Hanson, editor | Hardcover, 703 pages

Parting Glances

Can You Lend A Hand?

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (From the “Sailor and the Cyclist” series), 1963, Graphite on paper, 12.13” x 9.13”,
Bob Mizer/AMG Collection, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #63.27, © 1963 Tom of Finland Foundation

We are looking for strong hands and / or eager bodies to help us get the job done right!

Saturday 31st May

16mm of Pleasure
Sunday 1st June

LA Pride – Erotic City
Saturday 7th June
Sunday 8th June

TOM’s Bar
Sunday 15th June

If you have a few hours to give, contact Volunteers or call Jeff at 213.250.1685

Check with our Volunteers Page for times and positions!

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