Tom of Finland Erotic Art Foundation

May 17, 2006
New York, NY

Coming of Age
A Celebration of the Foundation's 21st Birthday
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

Featuring: 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 2005.

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.
Gold Sponsor $500
4 tickets and name appears on event signage.
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

After Party? BINGO!

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.

They'll be 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 · Map  · 212.741.8999
The Charles Cowles Gallery Website

After Party Venue:
9th Ave. Bistro
693 9th Ave (btw 47 & 48), New York, NY 10036 · Map · 212.397.8356

Will Clark Presents Website

For additional information about this event, please contact the Foundation
at 213.250.1685 or inquire by e-mail.


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