The Los Angeles
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
Los Angeles Band of Brothers &
Benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation
Mr. Tom of
Silent Art Auction!
Long Beach, CA
June 21, 2014
Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition
focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion,
sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all.
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!
Los Angeles, CA
21 - 30, 2013
The Los Angeles
L.A. Leather Pride 2014
Building the Bonds of Brotherhood
is a proud participant
in Los Angeles Leather Pride!
Los Angeles, CA
EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION
Tom of Finland Cross-stitch Kit
flights? Daily commutes?
and a bit risqué?
5% OF PROFITS GO TO QUEER CHARITY
Graham Kolbeins Presents
Artist Edie Fake In
Fake is presented in Episode 3 on Rad
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.
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
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
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
Art Of Etienne
Durk Dehner (L) and Dom Orejudos (Etienne) circa 1979
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.
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
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
Join us today and
continue to care for an institution that stands strong, proud, and free.
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