eNews #167
  
April 23
, 2014

 

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

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Events & Exhibitions

April 26, 2014

Mr. Sister Leather 2014
And
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Present:
Tableaux Vivant Deux
A Live Showcase of Well-Known Tom of Finland Art

The tableaux vivant (living picture) of TOM’s artwork.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 6 -
March 29, 2015

Museum Centre Vapriikki
presents:

Sealed with a Secret
Correspondence of Tom of Finland

A multifaceted portrait of the artist Touko Laaksonen
is conveyed through his extensive correspondence.

Details


Tampere, Finland

March 28 -
May 25, 2014

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
presents:
Stroke: From Under the Mattress
To the Museum Wall

A historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists
who worked for Gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s.


Details


New York, NY

May 11, 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

May 1 - 31, 2014

Saytrs Motorcycycle Club
presents:

Rumble
Leather & Motorcycles, the Long Road to Equality


Leather & Motorcycle History
Los Angeles is rooted deep in LGBT history that is often overlooked by many.


Details


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

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Stuart and new friend 

Artist-in-residence Stuart Sandford — currently staying at Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles — would like to meet you. You can view his work here. Please email him and say “hello”.

Stuart’s a young artist we met in London who works with the male form and is creating a series of statues titled Sebastian that is inspired by the myth of Narcissus, and Antinous (Emperor Hadrian’s lover).

You can find out more about him on TOM's Blog.

 

Totally a blessed event! TOM House was the venue for a Drag Brunch Benefit for the Foundation on April 13, 2014..

Many thanks to the hosts, Jordan Frink, Mr. Sister Leather and
Daphne Von Rey as well as Kerri Annick Cacciata of Local Tastes Better, L.A. GLANEUR, Oxballs and Eagle LA. Performers Daphne Von Rey, Gino Lollobrigido, and Evelyn Trejoure provided the entertainment!

See photos and a video on TOM's Blog.

Art News

Artists Honored on Postage Stamps Including
Tom of Finland


The miniature sheet contains three 1st class self-adhesive stamps.

Beginning September 8, 2014, Itella Posti — the Finnish state owned company that offers postal services — will release seven new sets of stamps, containing a total of 33 new designs.The subjects of the new stamps include male drawings by Tom of Finland.

Tom is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world. His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the self-irony and humor typical of subcultures.

Here's an interview with stamp's designer Timo Berry in cooperation with the Tom of Finland Foundation‘s Finnish representative Susanna Luoto.

A petition demanding the stamp be called off has now launched, and has so far gathered over 2,000 signatures.

More on TOM's Blog

Parting Glances

GEAR Helps Keep Us
Alive And Thriving


MODEL: Adam Killian
100% Cotton. Pre-shrunk, fitted. Four styles. Black or white.

By supporting Tom of Finland Foundation, GEAR helps keep TOM’s Men a part of our culture – alive and thriving.

Touko Laaksonen, best known by his pseudonym “Tom of Finland”, was a Finish artist notable for his stylised androerotic fetish art and his influence on late twentieth century Gay culture. He has been called “the most influential creator of Gay pornographic images”.

€10 of the purchase price of the GEAR Berlin TOM OF FINLAND shirt goes directly to the Tom of Finland Foundation whose mission it is to protect, preserve and promote the work of erotic artists.

You can see this and other items on the GEAR Website

Tom of Finland
Cross-Stitch Kit


Each kit includes: Fabric – Aida 11 (23 cm x 33.5 cm with a 6 cm border),
2 x needles, Coloured thread, Instructions and Stitching Chart

5% OF PROFITS TO QUEER CHARITY
IMAGES ARE ALL FULLY LICENCED FROM TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION

Do-it-yourself Tom of Finland cross-stitch kits. Designed by Pearler in Brisbane in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation, the kits feature the artwork of celebrated Finnish artist Tom of Finland (real name Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991). Tom of Finland is best known for his groundbreaking homoerotic iconography, which has been strongly influential on late twentieth century gay culture.

Pearler is an award winning multi-disciplinary Brisbane design firm that creates products of the highest quality while adding value to communities and those in need wherever possible. Pearler aims to preserve and modernise traditional and lost crafts.

More on Accidental Bear

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