e-news #118 february 27, 2011
Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

March 25 - 27, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the
West Hollywood / Los Angeles
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND


THE EROTIC ART EVENT OF THE YEAR!
ARTIST REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

See Samples of the Artists' Works

Learn More HERE!

Los Angeles, CA

March 11 -
May 29, 2011

The Museum of Modern Art
and
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
present:

Compass in Hand:
Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Contemporary Drawings Collection


Details


Berlin, Germany

March 13, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

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


Los Angeles, CA

January 15 -
March 20, 2011

Dennis Dean Galleries
presents:
N A K E D
Henning von Berg’s Retrospective 1997-2010

"Provocative photos for people who understand
the fine difference between sexuality and sensuality!".

Details


Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 8 -
March 5, 2011

Adonis Art
presents:
David Thompson
Latest Paintings from London & Venice

In his latest exhibition Thompson displays
a wider range of male subject matter.

Details


London, England / Online

March 5, 2011

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
present:

Mr. Sister Leather 2011
Mardi Gras

A Silent ART auction and a whole lot more
to benefit Lifeworks youth mentoring program.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 12 - 26, 2011

Juxtapoz Magazine
presents:

The Dirty Show XII
12th Annual International Erotic Art Exhibition

The 12th Annual Dirty Show has become one of the
largest erotic art exhibitions in the world.
HELD OVER THROUGH FEB 26
Details


Detroit, MI

February 26 -
March 13, 2010

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Architectural
3 Artists Exploring Form, Landscape & Body

Nathan Horner — Jose de Juan — Philip Pirolo
Each artist brings their unique vision.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 1 - 28, 2011

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Why Religious Images Now?
Curated by José Vidal

"…I had simply assumed that most GLBTQ artists …
were likely to be secular in their outlook…"

Details


Online

February 3 - 26, 2011

Sin City Gallery
presents:
Dream Menagerie
Classic Photographs of Beauty and Style

Images by Steve Diet Goedde
Elements of fetish, fashion and classic Hollywood intrigue.

Details


Las Vegas, NV

February 12 -
April 9, 2011

BoxoFFICE Gallery
presents:
Transmutation:
The Artwork of Eric Rhein

“The combination of art and craft, delicacy and resiliency, feminine
and masculine, … is, as it should be, seductive but disturbing.”

Details


New York, NY

February 19 -
March 19, 2011

Gallery Wrong Weather
presents:
Bruce LaBruce’s Polaroid Rage
A Survey 2000 - 2010

"…his performative work is fundamental to the understanding
of a revolutionary, artistic and political sensibility."

Details


Porto, Portugal
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foundation announcements

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

West Hollywood Endorses Tom of Finland Art Fair

Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) has been a nonprofit Educational Archive for the LGBT community for over a quarter century and is very proud to have the City of West Hollywood as Co-sponsor. Earlier this year, the Cityís Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission voted not to be a sponsor the 2011 Fair, unlike it had previously for several years. This decision sparked controversy, and resulted in an extraordinary outpouring of support for the Foundation and the Fair from the community and from members of the City government. ToFF thanks the Honorable John Heilman, Mayor of West Hollwood, John Duran, Mayor Pro Tempore and all Councilmembers for their support since 2003, and for their inspiring words this year. A special thanks goes to Paul Arevalo, City Manager, for his involvement.

The Foundation also thanks Louie Pacheco, Mike Gerle, Sister Unity, Tom Trafelet, Daddy Bo and slavegirl debbie, George Scileppi, Will Hildreth, Jacob Prieto and Jim Boyle, Dan Berkowitz, Ivy Bottini, Ken Hurst, David Keith Webster, Philip Hoskins, Steve Ganzell and Desiree Sol for their enormous support.

Learn more on
TOM's BLOG

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tip's of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

Craig Owen was an invaluable Volunteer for our NYC Erotic Art Fair Weekends. On Christmas night he was in the hospital in intensive care, and “they thought it was not going to have a good outcome.”

He died in January. Craig moved from New York about three years ago, and lived in North Hollywood.


For the 9th consecutive year, the Tool Shed in Palm Springs has hosted its annual Erotic Art Expo, with the proceeds this year being donated to the Desert AIDS Project.

Originally conceived by Dennis Cramer, Mr. Tool Shed 2003, this art fair and silent auction has raised over $27 000 for various organizations and charities serving the gay and leather community of the Coachella Valley. This year, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2011, Drew Kramer and Tool Shed manager Chris Rees pulled out all the stops making the expo their largest one to date.

The signed copy of the lithograph Perfection that Tom of Finland Foundation donated helped bring in more than $300 for the DAP Special thanks goes out to TOM House residents Thomas BW Nicholson and Jake Prieto (pictured) for framing and packing, and Drew Kramer for his excellent delivery.



TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled
(Preliminary portrait
of Chuck Renslow),
1981, Graphite on paper,
11.63” x 8.25”,
ToFF #0640,
© 2011
Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom of Finland Foundation donated this preliminary sketch that Tom did of Chuck Renslow to be with the finished work that is part of the permanent collection of the Leather Archives and Museum.

Chuck Renslow is the founder, in 1979, of International Mr. Leather. When artist Dom “Etienne” died, Renslow combined his collection of Etienne’s art with his own personal archives from his business and his life. These were the foundation of the Leather Archives and Museum, which Renslow co-created with Tony DeBlase in 1991. Renslow is the president of the Archives and has been since it’s conception.

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TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled, 1973,
Graphite on paper,
11.75” x 8.75”,
ToFF #1106,
© 2010
Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom of Finland Foundation donated this preliminary drawing through Feature Inc. — the Foundation's New York art representative — to AIDS Communty Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) for their Annual Holiday Dinner last December. The dinner was hosted by InStyle Magazine and the Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio, NYC.

Scott Drevnig, ACRIA's Manager, Events & Art Marketing, thanked the Foundation and reported that "The piece sold for a very good price and we are so happy it's gone to a great home."

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Everyone involved with the Mr. Leather Bear Contest 2011 was at TOM House today. It comes so naturally to the leather brotherhood to pitch in and do whatever they can. In the midst of preparing for the contest, everyone still had time to address and stamp the entire mailing for the Erotic Art Fair Weekend! Amazing.

The Foundation is so very thankful. Volunteers make TOMís Foundation possible.

SHARP, VP | Curator, ToFF

 

ToFF
CONTACTS
&
DIRECTORY

ToFF's headquarters may be in Los Angeles, but we are fortunate to have European liasons to help us with all of our work there.

Interested in Tom's artwork? Contact Feature Inc. in New York, or our representatives in Madrid and Paris.

Visit our Contacts & Directory page for more information.

art news

Tom of Finland Arrives Home in Turku, Finland

Click HERE to view a short video of the opening night!

Day on Masculinity in the Tom of Finland Exhibition!
Saturday, March 5 · 2:00 PM
– 5:00 PM
A collaboration between the Association Regnbågsankan and Turku in 2011

“He is so handsome, he must be gay.” A talk about manhood with a focus on appearance ideals. Location: Logomos seminar

We wonder how the ideal man looks like today, how ideals are created and how they are maintained. We treat the subject also by questions about homosexuality. Is there such so that one is called oman must not be “too” good looking and that a gay man, however should be nice to be better treated? Panelists include Tom of Finland-expert Berndt Arell, sociologist January Wickman and this year’s Mr. Gay Finland Kenneth Liukkonen. The discussion is led by Anders Ahlbäck.

4:00 to 5:00 PM A guided tour of the Tom of Finland-exhibition with Rita Paqvalén and Berndt Arell. We will hear more about the man Touko Laaksonen behind the famous cartoons.

More on the exhibition HERE.

JayPG Photograpy
Announces One-On-One Male Nude Photo Sessions

JayPG, Tom of Finland Foundation's main photo documentarian, is offering photographers an opportunity to do some serious work.

The lights will be set up, the model waiting, all you need to do is show up with your camera. You get to be in a professional studio, with a professional model. You work with a professional photographer. You learn the art of fine art photography. You can gain hard-won understanding of the tricks-of-the-trade by an experienced teacher.

During this 90 minute session, you get to call the shots. Jay will answer questions, make suggestions, and move lights if needed. Youíll walk away with a card full of one-of-a-kind shots. Sessions start at $150. Please feel free to contact him with any questions. Follow up sessions covering post production on the shots are also available.

Contact JayPG

Tom of Finland in Clark Magazine

Clark Magazine is celebrating its 10-year anneversary with a special issue that gave “carte blanche” to 10 French and French-speaking guests. Tom of Finland is one of the artists, curators and influencers selected to make this edition an unforgettable celebration.

Text of the article is Here.
Clark Magazine Website

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