e-news #148
  
march 6, 2013
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events & exhibitions

March 20, 2013

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
The Rites of Spring
Celebrating the Spring Equinox

Bring your fetishes – be one yourself.
Our Pleasure Park will be open!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 10, 2013

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

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

Details


Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Leather Pride

March 15 - 24, 2013

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents:

L.A. Leather Pride 2013
Tradition: Looking Back — Moving Forward

Over a week's worth of hot activities.
Tom of Finland Foundation participates, of course!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 15, 2013

Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
presents

TOM's Angels
A Benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation

Join the Sisters and Foundation for a Fun Packed Night!
HOT MEN
· DRINK SPECIALS · RAFFLES · AUCTION

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 17, 2013

Los Angeles Leather Pride and PAYASOS L. A.
presents:

Hell On Wheels — Part I
A Motorcycle Leather History and Bar Hopping Ride

With a stop at TOM House!
Everyone is welcome: Bikers, cars, trucks and clubs.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 19 -
April 12, 2013

Antebellum Gallery and The Leather Archives & Museum
presents:

The Art of Drummer
New Outlines of Masculinity

Drummer magazine was the granddaddy
of all BDSM / Leather publications.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 23, 2013

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents:

Mr. L. A. Leather 2013 Contest
Phoenix Rising — The Bonding of Many into One

The climax of The Los Angeles Leather Pride Week festivites.
See you there for the big event!

Details


Los Angeles, CA
 

March 9 -
May 18, 2013

phd
presents:

Waterworld
Ed Freeman's Prints and Michelle Hamilton's Glass

"The juxtaposition between Freeman's photographs and Hamilton's glass
is like a twilight skinny dip in Hanalei."

Details


St. Louis, MO

March 7, 2013

The Saint At Large and The Center
with Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
and Folsom Street East

present:

Art + Sin:
REX’S “SEX FREAK CIRCUS”

The first public exhibition as a complete set since it was done 20 years ago.

Details


New York, NY

March 15 -
June 14, 2013

Wicked Grounds
presents:

The Works of Nancy Peach
The San Francisco erotic painter of the Kink/Fetish Community

At the opening reception there will be rope bondage by:
Danarama, Minx Grrl, Sir Brent & Arabelle Raphael.

Details


San Francisco, CA

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

A curated exhibition exploring Queer representation,
historical visual culture and contemporary art production.

Details


New York, NY
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page.

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TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tips Of The Hat And Odds & Ends:

Sister Cities of St. Petersburg, Russia: Suspend “Sister City” Status Until Anti-Gay Law is Repealed.

What do Los Angeles, Helsinki and St. Petersburg, Florida have in common? They, along with several other cities around the globe, are Sister Cities to St. Petersburg, Russia — one of the most homophobic cities in the world. Sign the petition!

More on TOM's Blog

 

Tom of Finland image copyrighted and used with permission.

TOM’s Foundation has a thing for Que(e)ry Librarians. We’re enamored because of their undying support of our community, mission and important collections.

We thank Que(e)ry from the bottom of our hearts for donating the proceeds of their party, “Que(e)ry: Graphic Content”, to us.

More on The Desk Set and Que(e)ry

 

ComicsAlliance Presents The 50 Sexiest Male Characters in Comics.

Image: from Kake vol. 02 – The Sexy Sunbather by Tom of Finland, Pen and ink on paper, 1968, ©1968 Tom of Finland Foundation.

See all 50 at ComicsAlliance.

 

This book comes out, the pope steps down. Did he read it? YOU should.

An autobiographical novella by Michael Bullock, depicting the Gay former Catholic altar boy’s accidental discovery of the annual secret retreat of closeted homosexual priests.

“Revealing, yes. Funny without fail, and genuinely unsettling”. — S. R. Sharp, ToFF

The author has been actively involved in independent magazines for over a decade, both as a contributor and publisher. He also organizes/curates art exhibitions and events.

More on Karma, the publisher's website.

 

America Welcomes Tom of Finland — 1978.

"A priceless interview! Here’s the history. Having met Tom of Finland when I was the editor in chief of Drummer, I asked, at one of our “Drummer Salon” suppers, if Tom would like to be interviewed by our star reporter Robert Opel. Tom, who was a very gentle, quiet, and sweet man, said yes. So as editor scoring the terrific Tom, I happily produced that seminal interview for Drummer 22 (May 1978)". — Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.

More on TOM's Blog

art news

A Generous Donation From
Christopher Russell

Tom of Finland Foundation is very pleased to have this remarkable series in our permanent collection.

"Always began with the chance finding of a thin, spiral bound notebook dropped on a sidewalk in San Francisco. I opened it to a random page and read a young woman’s account of losing her virginity. It was unclear who she was writing to, if the text was intended to reach a specific person or if she was personifying the diary.

"It was a rush of poignant information, completely unrelated, and unrelatable, to a physical body. It dealt with foundational issues of identity, but the identity of the author could never be reconstructed. I wondered how hard it would be to find intensely personal information about an essentially unknowable stranger.

"How many moments are recorded and lost, relegated to narrative fragments and the truth claim supported by anonymity. I spent the next two years picking up things from gutters." — Christopher Russell

Full text on TOM's Blog

A Generous Donation From
Lloyd Malani


KIMO, Brunette, c. 1980
Graphite on paper, 16.75" x 10.75"

Artist Kimo is at home in ToFF’s Permanent Collection thanks to a donation by Lloyd Malani.

The gift also included another drawing by Kimo, nine drawings by Zach, books and periodicals for our library, and photos and ephemera for our archives.

Artwork by
Rinaldo Hopf


RINALDO HOPF (German, 1955-)
TOM’s Man (After Tom of Finland)
Goldleaf and oil on silkscreen, 2003

Rinaldo Hopf Website


Call for Art


LAWRENCE FEIR, Stewardess

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival's Call for Art is closing soon.
Submission deadline is March 10, 2013

The Festival is seeking: Visual Art (all media), Installation Art, Literary Art,
Short Film/Video, Performance Art, and Pieces for the Festival Store.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival Website

parting glances


It's The Pits


Touko Valio Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991,
Untitled (#82.32), © Tom of Finland Foundation

This artwork is currently for sale at Dittrich & Schlechtriem.

Find comprehensive details on this artwork, contact the gallery
or browse more artworks by the artist in artnet Galleries.


Tom of Finland — Prelimary Drawings


Touko Valio Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991, © Tom of Finland Foundation

Available at
Feature Inc.
131 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002 · 212.675.7772

From Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero


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