eNews #176
  
January 28
, 2014

 

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Events & Exhibitions

January 17 -
March 7, 2015

Events: Early Work 1944 – 1972 Exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery
presents:
Early Work 1944 – 1972

This exhibition surveys the artist’s formative years across fifteen works,
each selected in close collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 15, 2015

Life Drawing Workshops

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Life Drawing Workshop

This month's workshop is on the 3rd Sunday.
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

January 31 -
February 1, 2015
Events: Paramount Ranch 2

Freedman Fitzpatrick
presents:
Paramount Ranch 2

Los Angeles’s freewheeling Paramount Ranch fair, which debuted last year during
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, returns for a second round this year
.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 20 -
April 5, 2015
Events: PATRICK STAFF's "The Foundation" at Chisenhale Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery
presents:
PATRICK STAFF
The Foundation

The Foundation is a major film installation by Patrick Staff,
combining footage shot at Tom of Finland Foundation.

Details


London, England

February 13 - 15, 2015

ON THE EDGE 5

Erotic Art Events
presents:
ON THE EDGE 5

Major exhibition of erotic photographers and sculptors
Fine art nude to extreme erotica
Erotic fashion shows and performances

Details


San Francisco, CA

January 30 -
February 1, 2015
Galerie Buchholz

Visual AIDS
presents:
Postcards From The Edge
An Annual Benefit for Visual AIDS

Over 1,400 original, postcard-sized works of art
by internationally renowned and emerging artists.


Details


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

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After a bout of severe depression with psychotic symptoms, Donald Rizzo began creating kaleidoscopic vision of vibrant color in a unique style called “Ambiguous Delusions” depicting Gay Life while asking are they Fiction, Fantasy or Actuality.

Foundation Announcements

TOM’s Foundation thanks LA Leather Coalition for naming Tom of Finland Foundation as one of the three designated charities and donating to us a portion of the proceeds of Los Angeles Leather Pride 2014.

Learn more about LA Leather Coalition.

 

 

Photo by Lorenzo Gomez

January 17, 2015 was the opening of Early Work 1944 – 1972 at the
David Kordansky Gallery — a presentation of Tom of Finland's early artwork.

More photos on TOM's Blog

See what OUT.com has to say Here.

 

TOM House was the scene of the Tom of Finland Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration. It seems almost like yesterday that we were coming-of-age, and here we are at another milestone.

Thanks to all of our contributors, volunteers and supporters for keeping the vision alive and thriving. We're looking forward to the next years with gusto!

More photos on TOM's Blog

Art News

François Ghebaly Gallery Presents:
Mike Kuchar Saints and Sinners


MIKE KUCHAR, Saints and Sinners, 2015 / Sins of the Fleshapoids, 1965

Runs through February 14, 2015

Screening of Sins of the Fleshapoids (the first presentation in HD of his 1965 seminal and solo directorial debut) every hour, during business hours.

François Ghebaly Gallery Website

Ombudsman rejects complaints over
Homo-erotic Tom of Finland stamps


The raunchy stamps quickly became postal operator Itella’s most popular release ever. Image: Yle

Complainants had argued that postal operator Itella’s tribute to one of Finland’s best-known artists infringed common decency with its depictions of clenched buttocks and entwined, mustachioed men.Finland’s parliamentary ombudsman has rejected a series of complaints over the publication of postage stamps bearing homo-erotic imagery by the iconic gay artist Tom of Finland.

Seven official complaints were submitted to the ombudsman’s office. The majority argued that the commemorative stamps, one of which features a pair of clenched, peach-like buttocks in front of a man’s face, infringe “common sexual decency” and therefore should not have been publicly distributed.

However, Deputy Ombudsman Maija Sakslin ruled that the complaints should not be upheld, the office announced on Monday.

More on TOM's Blog

Parting Glances


Coming Soon


XR Brands
Brings The Erotic Art Of Tom To Life


Pete Karalainen and the Pleasure Tools at TOM House

In 2015 XR Brands will bring the erotic art of Tom of Finland to life in the form of Pleasure Tools, a complete collection of toys and gear for men bearing the brand of the late artist.

An intimate, yet heavily attended, launch party was held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Tom of Finland Foundation in January to celebrate the launch of brand and to celebrate the memory of the late artist.

The party drew the likes of adult industry buyers including distributors and retailers as well as the press, adult performers, Foundation members, staff, volunteers and even a couple of Hollywood rock stars. Frankie "Groovie Mann" Nardiello, singer of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult was spotted among the crowd among others.

More on TOM's Blog


 
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