TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Coming of Age
A Celebration of the Foundation's 21st
The Inclusion of Tom of Finland in the Museum of Modern Art in New York
© 1981 Tom of Finland
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
an exhibition of original Tom of Finland works
a very special silent auction.
Don't miss this special one-night-only exhibition of 21
original drawings by Tom,
which have never been seen in New York.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Five works by Tom of Finland (1920-1991) were purchased by the
Judith Rothschild Foundation, and have been included in a collection
of 1,500 significant drawings compiled by the Rothschild Foundation
which were gifted to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in
Nelson Santos, Associate Director of Visual AIDS, says, “This
is an exciting and rare opportunity to see 21 of the best pieces
from such a talented and influential artist. Tom's work has not been
seen in New York since the eighties when he was represented by Feature
Gallery in Soho. This is the premiere NYC showing of these
works from the Foundation's Permanent Collection. The work of Tom of
Finland has inspired generations of artists, designers and queer pop
culture. He was truly a Master of his craft.”
are also available
Platinum Sponsor $1,000
8 tickets and name appears on event signage.
4 tickets and name appears on event
Silver Sponsor $250
2 tickets and name appears on event signage.
(Tickets will be $85 at the door)
The funds raised from Coming Of Age
will enable the Foundation to continue its mission
and programs dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting erotic art.
Then the official
"after party" will take place from 9 PM
to 11 PM at Will Clark's Porno
Bingo at the 9th Ave. Bistro. Everyone is
welcome! (No admission charge for this event!.
We welcome frequent
Erotic Art Show model Duke Rivers in a night to promote his
latest flick from Dark Alley Media: Leather Punks. Click HERE
to see a shot of Duke and more info on this event. And check out
Will Clark's website listed below.
fundraising for the Foundation, and 9th Ave. Bistro offers special
"shot" prices for those who come in leather. DVDs
donated by Dark Alley.
The Charles Cowles Gallery
537 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 ·
The Charles Cowles Gallery Website
9th Ave. Bistro
693 9th Ave (btw 47 & 48), New York, NY 10036 · Map
Will Clark Presents Website
For additional information about this event, please
contact the Foundation
at 213.250.1685 or inquire by e-mail.