eNews #165
  
March 19
, 2014

 

Over A Quarter Century Dedicated To Protecting, Preserving And Promoting Erotic Art

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Events & Exhibitions

March 21, 2014

The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
Los Angeles Band of Brothers &
Pistons Bar

present:

TOM's Angels
A Benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation

Mr. Tom of Finland Contest!
Silent Art Auction!

Details


Long Beach, CA

March 21 -
June 21, 2014

Gerhardsen Gerner
presents:

Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition

The works focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion,
sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all.

Details


Oslo, Norway

April 13, 2014

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

March 21 - 30, 2013

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents:

L.A. Leather Pride 2014
Building the Bonds of Brotherhood

The Foundation is a proud participant
in Los Angeles Leather Pride!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

Tom of Finland
EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION
2014

IS OPEN!

See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page.

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Limited Edition
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Long-haul flights? Daily commutes?

Feeling crafty, and a bit risqué?

Groundbreaking Homoerotic Iconography

5% OF PROFITS GO TO QUEER CHARITY

Graham Kolbeins Presents Artist Edie Fake In
Rad Queers

Artist Edie Fake is presented in Episode 3 on Rad Queers

Parting Glances

Homosexuality Is Considered Pornographic Per Se In
Perversion For Profit (1965)

This 1965 film purports to speak about cultural mores and their decline; and advises us to be wary of pornography which may appear at the local newsstand, malt shop or drugstore. In reaction to perception of substantial growth in the distribution of pornographic material.

HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT PERVERTED BY THE FILTHY MINDS OF THE MAJORITY

Never have been, never will. In spite of the abuse, persecution, intimidation and alienation we have suffered, it is totally amazing that we have still come out with a positive and healthy outlook on life. Sex is a part of life and part of all things that make us whole – the whole spectrum – from humor to hubris to humility – and everything in between.

Artists are our oracles; having a good time is good.

Watch it on YouTube

Do You Dig Those
Crazy Boots On TOM's Men?


TOM OF FINLAND © 1966 Tom of Finland Foundation

They’re traditional Finnish boots from Lapland called lapikkaat (or pieksut). Not only worn by lumberjacks (tukkijätkä) and loggers (metsuri), also by the Finnish military during WWII – even those who served in the ’80s, and you still might see them on some proud soldiers today!

The full-length leather is definitely an asset out in the wilds where they’ll protect you from deep snow, dense undergrowth, snakes and other mean little critters (although maybe not the cursed Lappish mosquito).

More on TOM's Blog

The Art Of Etienne


Durk Dehner (L) and Dom Orejudos (Etienne) circa 1979

Etienne (aka Dom Orejudos) was my best friend for many years. He was responsible for my introduction to Tom and I mounted joint exhibitions for the two of them in the early years of our developing relationships.

— Durk Dehner

Stand Strong, Proud, and Free
Support Tom Of Finland Foundation


TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1976, Graphite on paper
ToFF #76.21, © 1976 Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) has always relied – almost exclusively – on Members’ contributions to underwrite our programs. Not surprisingly, grants are still difficult to obtain due to the controversial content of the artwork we protect, preserve and promote.

As a community, we must preserve our distinct identity and make it available to future generations.

The erotic arts are a very empowering vehicle to use in communicating who we are and where we have traveled in our lives. We can give others an understanding of how important the sexual revolution was and reveal to them the vast cultural legacy that is theirs. Maintaining this legacy comes with a price: Careful storage, maintenance and accessibility, transportation and insurance for outside exhibitions all add up to significant expenses. Our library and archive unfortunately do not thrive on neglect – they need constant feeding to remain a dynamic part of today’s society.

The Foundation has traveled far – and we know where we want to go. Join us so that our emerging artists and Gay youth will have access to our nurturing presence and resources. We are a treasure chest of amazing masterpieces that are a homage to our sexuality and culture. It is imperative we continue to safeguard the attitudes and institutions that create the environment where we all flourish and life is a visual banquet of creativity and beauty.

Join us today and continue to care for an institution that stands strong, proud, and free.

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