e-news #96 february 7, 2009

  Over Two Decades Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

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events & exhibitions

March 27 - 29, 2009

West Hollywood / Los Angeles



West Hollywood / LA, CA

February 8, 2009

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: John and Johnny

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!

Los Angeles, CA

March 27 - 29, 2009

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition

L.A. Leather Weekend
With the Mr LA Leather Contest

A Weekend Full of Hot Activities
(Some package deals include admission to ToFF's Erotic Art Fair!)


Los Angeles, CA

March 4 - 28, 2009

Reaves Gallery
Sweet Dreams
Artwork by Fernando Reyes

An exhibition of paintings, woodcut block prints and drawings
that explore dreams, reflections, and fantasies.


San Francisco, CA

February 28 -
April 1, 2009

Antebellum Gallery

Radical Faerie
The 30th anniversary of a gay male
counterculture exploration.

"Faeries tend to be fiercely independent,
anti-establishment and community-focused."

Los Angeles, CA

February7, 2009


Inside of Me
Seven Artists

Nicole Belle, Eve Fowler, Whitney Hubbs, Matt Lipps,
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Richard Renaldi, Shen Wei


Los Angeles, CA

February 3 - 27, 2009

Adonis Art
Out Of The Shadows
Art by Mikesbliss

"He was a painfully shy child who invented his own world to escape into,
drawing beautiful people to be his play mates."


London, England / Online

February 1 - 28, 2008

Visual AIDS and The Body

In The Flesh
Curated by Jo-ey Tang

"Theirs is a private version of New York City,
unlikely to find its way into any guidebook."



February 14 -
April 11, 2009

Groundfloor Gallery

Hector Silva
A New Exhibit

Hector Silva is a Los Angeles based artist originally from Mexico.
His work is oriented towards the human figure.


Los Angeles, CA

January 6 -
February 16, 2009

Highways Performance and Art Space

2001 Knights: Tales Told at Dawn
Compositions by Shahryar Amiri

Reception Saturday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
"At first glance, the resulting artwork is startling and perhaps shocking..."


Los Angeles, CA

February 24 -
March 8, 2009

Mayumi International & the 2009 Sydney Mardis Gras

Boys Life
By 30 Japanese Gay Artists

The exhibition features artists who have never exhibited in Australia before,
with each artist presenting new works of art.


Sydney, Australia

January 16 -
April 10, 2009

The Leather Archives & Museum
Beauties Service
Watercolor figures by Kate Tastrophe

"These ladies want to be looked at. They want to be studied.
They want to inspire those dirty little thoughts."


Chicago, IL

March 6 - 7, 2009


ErosPulse Winter 2009
An exhibition and more

It's an exhibit, but with collaborative depth
and momentary long-lasting soul.


Denver, CO
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!
new artist links

Batkat Creations: We produce limited edition male and female erotic sculpture, table, wall, jewelry and doll art.

Comrade X combines different influences from spirituality, street culture, and fetish fashion, to create arrestingly erotic images. Sex is a force of creation that draws our souls together to co-create the universe as we desire it to be.

www.ErosColeccion.com The erotic drawings and sculptures of Juan Antonio Corboba.
Note: the site is in Spanish.

Don Gentle - My art is not political. I do not work as a statement about my gayness. I am simply fascinated by male sexuality. You will also see constant references to my religious upbringing and hints of my rejection of organised religion.

The Wicked Erotic Fiction of Gilberto Giardini
Gilberto Giardini's erotic fiction shows a talented artist with a great drawing style and a naughty visionary mind."

A Japanese painter, Cauro Hige shows his works of acrylic colors and other materials. His works, where attractive men appear, are full of Japanese traditional and seasonable motives with a deep silence.

Matson "MJ" Jones is an internationally published photographer based in Hollywood, CA, who focuses his lens on the male form in his varied manifestations. MJ combines camera and computer to realize his awesome artistic vision.

Daniel Lovely is a Florida based figurative fine artist, specializing in vibrant original and commissioned drawings and paintings of the athletic male physique.

Martin of Holland presents a collection of unusual and often disturbing gay art. This is no place for children or bigots. Martin doesn't suggest his images should be followed, but are a fantasy.

Featuring the artwork of Nancy Peach.  Her work is alive with passion and excitement!  The portraits and figurative work that is produced by Nancy is bigger than life, as she paints with oil on large canvases, size 4' x 6'.

Charm City Tattoo Works of artist Jacki Randall

Mark Reed - Studio H112 Figurative and fantasy artwork made with traditional media and also with modern digital means.  The emphasis is on the male form and iconography either in stereotypical roles and settings or in fantasy creations resembling classic comic book ideas. The fantasy concept is extended with the creation of landscapes bordering the surreal and sci-fi influences.

The Art of Immortality South Beach Bodycasting: Frank Joseph - Artist

Erotic & porn Art on eroXart: discover a different way to look at sex. Tasteful X Art Galleries, adult comics, sexy cards, puzzles and games, animated Kamasutra, hot loops, kinky music and much more!

foundation news


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is pleased to announce the upcoming
Tom of Finland XXL

Scheduled for release this upcoming March 2009 by art book publisher Taschen, Tom of Finland XXL is the answer to any Tom of Finland fan's dreams. A huge 11.4 x 15.9 inches and long 666 pages, this publication has taken years to pull together.

The book gathers work from all known collections of Tom's work across the US and Europe. Here at the Foundation, we often have several reproductions of a particular work (slides, negatives, prints, old magazines and more), and all had to be examined to deliver the best possible result for this ultimate collection of Tom's work.

Curious? Click below to learn a little more!


art news

Erotic Signature
presents an:

Erotic Art Competition

Lathered Up
by Michael Breyette

$15,000 in prizes.
200 winning artworks (in addition to the prize winners) will be published in
The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today - Vol 3,
and featured in a six-month Exhibition Tour.

The Deadline for all entries is set for February 15th, 2009.


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