e-news #125 june 4, 2011
Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

June 5 -
September 4, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and
Galerie Mooi-Man
present:
Tom of Finland
And Mates


Details

Groningen, Netherlands

June 19, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the 20th Annual
TOM's Bar
Pleasure Park

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Life Drawing Workshop
IS PART OF TOM'S BAR THIS MONTH

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Los Angeles, CA

June 10 - 12, 2011

Christopher Street West
presents:
LA Pride 2011
41th Annual Los Angeles LGBT PRIDE Celebration


Look for the Foundation.
We'll be there.

Details

West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles, CA

June 1 - 30, 2011

City of West Hollywood
presents:

One City / One Pride
June Is Pride Month


Celebrate the depth, breadth and wealth
of LGBT arts and culture.

Details

West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles, CA

April 2 -
June 26, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
present:
never alone
A Look at Tom of Finland and His Friends


Works by artists from the Tom of Finland Foundation's
Permanent Collection.
Details

West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles, CA

June 10 - 11, 2011

Dirty Show LLC
presents:

The Dirty Show L.A.
An International Erotic Art Exhibition

Over 50 artists will be engaged in a
skintillating exhibition of fine art filth.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 21 -
June 12, 2011

Adonis Art
presents:
An Exhibition of Fetish Art
A Super Wild Collection


A great selection of artists, covering a range of styles.

Details


London, England / Online

June 24 -
July 30, 2011

AxD Gallery
presents:
Modern Slave
Gelatin Silver photographs by JD Dragan


JD Dragan has been exclusively photographing
men of color for over thirty years

Details


Philadelphia, PA
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foundation announcements

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tip's of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

The Tom of Finland Foundation has a new FaceBook profile under nonprofit organizations. Our previous one simply vanished.

According to the National Coalition Against Censorship, Facebook receives ever larger numbers of complaints for its removal of artwork, including globally recognized masterpieces, containing nudity. Its policy regarding artwork remains arbitrary.

So, join us on FaceBook, we're back!





Xavier Gicquel
Photos courtesy
DTX


Artwork:
Xavier Gicquel

Artiste and friend, Paris-based Xavier Gicquel, donated two exquisite works to ToFF during his visit to the States this past March. The drawings; a preliminary work of a handsome male figure in a rumpled Tom of Finland tee, the other; a studly full-color leatherman in chaps and harness, were graciously added to the Foundation’s extensive Permanant Collection of beautiful erotic art.

We are proud to accept Xavier’s pieces into our collection and look forward to be called upon to assist numerous other collectors, admirers and artists in both protecting and showcasing their work.

Xavier Gicquel (French) lives and works in Paris. After his studies at Duperré art school, he worked as a fashion illustrator for Pierre Balmain and Nina Ricci. He specializes in male erotic drawings. Among all his sources of inspiration, he often sites Domino and Nigel Kent. His work is regularly published in magazines such as Honcho, Gay Vidéo, Illico, Plan K and Projet X. Gicquel’s drawings have been shown in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam and Milan. His first monographic book, Rough and Queeny was printed in 2006 for Bruno Gmünder.

Xavier Gicquel Website





Rick Castro,
Stephan, and Axel
 

On Friday May 27, editor-in-chief for Bruno Gmünder Verlag's book department, Stephan Niederwieser, visited the TOM House to talk about projects that are currently in the works. Based in Germany, Gmünder is an international publishing house for gay books, calendars and magazines.

We also introduced Stephan to many local artists and kept him quite busy. A terrific dinner was served, followed by great conversations on the patio.

Bruno Gmünder Verlag Website.

art news

Artist In Print
Ulli Richter


Front Cover of LOGAN

The second book by Ulli Richter, LOGAN (2011) is a rare pictorial essay of German porn actor and performance artist Logan McCree — aka Krieger — shot before his rise to fame in the spring of 2005!

Now available in standard and large collectors size at Blob, you can preview the book on the site.

Blob Website,

Ulli Richter Website.

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