eNews #173
  
October 31
, 2014

 

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

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Events & Exhibitions

March 30 -
November 3, 2014

Tom of Finland
EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION

2014

Open to any artist with the exception of previous winners of this competition,
or artists who are already commercially selling work that portrays sexuality.
Top prize is an original Tom of Finland drawing!
See our distinguished panel of judges.

Details


Online

November 6, 2014

Events: Life Drawing Workshop

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Movie Night

Our scintillating cinematic series begins with The Celluloid Closet.
Live Entertainment — Free Popcorn

Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 16, 2014

Events: Life Drawing Workshop

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

New date for this Workshop this month! Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA
November 5 - 6, 2014

The Invisible Line Gallery
presents:
Stuart Sandford:
Teen Dreams

Revolving around exploring the ideas of sexuality, masculinity,
and identity stemming from adolescence.

Details


London, United Kingdom

November 7 - 9, 2014

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

BENT-CON
A Comic Convention… only Gayer

A public exhibition where artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors,
actors, and producers, get together and a whole lot more!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 15, 2014

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

Rubén Esparza Curatorial
presents:

Rick Castro:
Masterworks

A retrospective that curates the seminal photographs
from the 25 years of Castro’s work..


Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 23 -
November 23, 2014
Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival

Homotopia
presents:

Miracle of Miracles
Homotopia 2014 Festival

Exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) and unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat).

Details


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

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Jack Pierson's Tomorrow's Man
And Wallpaper* Magazine


For his latest project with Wallpaper* (W* 188), Pierson lingered behind the camera to shoot the former home and studio of Tom of Finland, the homoerotic artist who inspired a generation of contemporary pop artists – Pierson included. Photography: Jack Pierson

"For an artist whose work can be brash, explicit and loaded with pathos, Jack Pierson doesn’t seem to want your attention. For his latest project with Wallpaper*, he lingered behind the camera to shoot the former home and studio of Tom of Finland, the homoerotic artist who inspired a generation of contemporary pop artists – Pierson included. The homage to black leather and shiny pecs – incongruous against the sunny Echo Park, LA, backdrop – is the centrefold of our November 2014 issue.

"In what is undoubtedly his month to shine, Pierson is also headlining a show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Yet rather than hold the public's focus, he's decided to curate a group exhibition focusing on a range of artists - young, old, even dead - other than himself."

Wallpaper* magazine

More articles on TOM's Blog for Jack Pierson's Tomorrow's Man and Wallpaper* magazine.

Tom OF Finland Stamps Featured On
Real Time With Bill Maher


Click image to view on YouTube

Want some of your own?

Tom Of Finland Curated By
Peter Marino


TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled, mixed media on paper, © 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

New York architect Peter Marino selects rarely seen images from Tom of Finland's own archive, and traces the iconic artist's influence on artist Robert Mapplethorpe and himself. There's an eight page portfolio in the Fall / Winter 2014 issue of Document magazine.

More on TOM's Blog

Anti-Gay Russian Lawmaker Milonov Protests
Homoerotic Finnish Stamps

St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has appealed to Russian Post to prevent an influx of postage stamps depicting homoerotic scenes by a Finnish artist that the outspoken deputy says violate Russia’s anti-gay-propaganda law.

Milonov has demanded that all letters and parcels featuring the stamps — a series released in September by Finland’s postal service to commemorate the artist Touko Laaksonen — be returned to sender and not allowed to enter Russia. Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland, was renowned for his homoerotic fetish art.

The stamps that have so enraged Milonov feature several provocative images, such as a man’s bare buttocks with another man’s face visible between his legs, and a naked man sitting between another man’s legs.

More on TOM's Blog

Finland's national public broadcasting company, Yle, gave it a test!
More on TOM's Blog

Parting Glances
Thank You To Our
Volunteers And Supporters!


Photos by LOYALTY PORRINO

"It takes a lot of people to make a winning team. Everybody’s contribution is important."

— Gary David Goldberg

The Tom of Finland Art Fair would not have succeeded without the vigorous efforts of our Volunteers before, during, and after the Fair. Your contributions did not go unnoticed as we received many compliments on your efficiency and courtesy.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival
Photo by ALEX LA CRUZ

See more of Alex's photos of the Tom of Finland Art Fair on GayLetter.

Events: Homotopia 2014 Festival
Photo by LOYALTY PORRINO

See more of Loyalty's photos of the Tom of Finland Art Fair
and a video by Ad Schuring on TOM's Blog.

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