e-news #146
  
january 15, 2013
Over A Quarter Century Dedicated To Protecting, Preserving And Promoting Erotic Art


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events & exhibitions

February 10, 2013

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

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

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Los Angeles, CA

January 19 -
February 23, 2013

phd
presents:

Dark Impressions
Sculpture and Photography by Philip Hitchcock

Central to this exhibit are the limited edition photographs
of select works shot by Hitchcock.

Details


St. Louis, MO

February 15 -
March 31, 2013

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
presents:
Rare And Raw
Co-curated by Steph Rogerson and Kelly McCray

“Viewed as a whole, the exhibition helps us imagine and speculate
on the many possibilities of gender and sexuality.”

Details


New York, NY

February 8 - 10, 2013

EroticArtEvents.com
presents:

On The Edge 3
Erotic Photography Exhibition

25 artists displaying over 400 photographs,
from the fine art nude to the extreme erotica.

Details


San Francisco , CA

February 10, 2013

Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
presents

The Sainting
Of Sean Platter and Pup Don Mike

Show Sean and Pup Don how much you appreciate their gracious hearts,
their dirty minds, and everything they’ve done!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

December 14, 2012 -
January 27, 2013

Invisible-Exports
presents:

Bob Mizer:
Artifacts

Bob Mizer founded the Athletic Model Guild in 1945, Physique Pictorial
in 1951, and debuted Tom of Finland.

Details


New York, NY

January 31 -
February 3, 2013

Printed Matter
presents:

LA Art Book Fair
The Companion Fair to the NY Art Book Fair

Presented by 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians,
artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

January 18, 2013

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Adults Only
Heath Daniels and Michael J. Saul’s Art

"Illicit sexual encounters and scenes of
extreme intimacy are juxtaposed."

Details


Los Angeles, CA
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Foundation thanks Hydrate, K-DUB and AK for the MANHOLE tribute to TOM on June 16th, 2012 at Hydrate in Chicago.

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art news

Artists In Print
Stripped: A Story of Gay Comics

TOM and others appear in Stripped: A Story of Gay Comics (368 pages, 20 x 27cm, Bruno Gmünder). Comics for Gay men have become enormously popular within the past couple of years. You can find everything from witty and humorous (Ralf König) to strong and hung (Patrick Fillion), from cheeky youngsters (Tom Bouden) to adorable twinks who are deeply in love (Mioki).

Markus Pfalzgraf is a real a aficionado of the colorful genre. With Stripped he has compiled a stunning collection, which offers an overview for beginners and also contains some delightful treasures for those who think they’ve seen it all.

Get your copy of Stripped: A Story of Gay Comics

Artists In Print
Anthologie de la bande dessinée érotique
(Anthology of Erotic Comics)


TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991)

Pour lire l’article en français ici clic.

TOM and other illustrators appear in Anthology of Erotic Comics (368 pages, 20 x 27cm). Vincent Bernière has put together an anthology on erotic comics. Inspired by the success of Beaux Arts Magazine's issue Sex and Comic Art, he has assembled a big book on the same topic.

Appreciated or hated or cursed, erotic comics have become a genre in itself. Between humor and trash, this anthology discovers — or rediscovers — the history of drawing boards for adults through texts and analysis, Tijuana Bibles Aurelia aurita through Crepax or Crumb. It's a walk through a hundred years of naughty fantasy bubbles.

In 1956, Tom of Finland sent some drawings to the American magazine Physique Pictorial, which — while under the guise of sport — was for homosexuals. The publisher was captivated. Without a doubt he had unknowingly built the founding principle of Tom of Finland: "I know that I got a picture when it makes me hard." Therefore, Tom let go with his pencil and begins with the beefcake of Kake, a self-produced booklet.

Beefcake? Prized by some homosexuals, this kind of representation favors well-muscled males. Tom of Finland was the most notable representative of gay art in the late 1960s: it is in Kake, and in Jack and Mike. His drawings were typically bikers, sailors, loggers, police; and have become archetypes of some of the homosexual culture, all based on virility.

Beau Arts Website


Homotopia And Tom


TOM OF FINLAND

Liverpool's Homotopia 2012 is gone, but not forgotten. Click on the images above to view the pages about Tom of Finland. Or see the entire program.

Homotopia Festival Program

parting glances


John Horn


© 2012 HARINGMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

John Horn looking through Tom of Finland: The Art of Pleasure by TASCHEN. Got your copy?

John Horn
at Model Mayhem

Tom of Finland: The Art of Pleasure
by TASCHEN

Haringman Photography Website

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