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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
October 4 - 5, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Tom of Finland Art Fair

Art-in-Residence
Tom of Finland Art Fair: October 4 - 5, 2014

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Prepartory drawing), 1982, Graphite on paper, Gift from artist, ToFF #0244, © 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

THE PLEASURE GARDENS OF TOM HOUSE.

INDULGE IN VISUAL PLEASURES OF THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.
FOOD, LIBATIONS, MUSIC, POETRY, ENTERTAINING INDIVIDUALS,
ART WORKSHOPS, LAUGHTER…

IT’S A PLACE TO HANG AND RELAX WITH OTHER WONDERFUL PEOPLE.
IT IS TRULY YOUR “PLEASURE PARK”.

— Durk Dehner, president

Samples From The Artists

This year, the Tom of Finland Art Fair returns to TOM House, the iconic property where it has been held in earlier years.

Situated on a quiet street in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, TOM House is the site where the artist Tom of Finland lived and worked for the last decade of his life, producing the erotic drawings for which he was internationally renowned. Preserved in homage to Tom, the House is visited by fans from around the world. The House also remains a home for the operations of the Tom of Finland Foundation, whose archives comprise the world’s largest repository of erotic art.

The Art Fair will showcase more than 30 artists, both emerging and established, from the USA and beyond. Workshops and panel discussions will be held, and artwork – spanning sculpture, photography, paintings, sketches, digital renderings and more – will be for sale.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour TOM House, including the attic space that served as Tom of Finland’s bedroom and studio.

If you'd like to volunteer, visit our VOLUNTEERS page.

Saturday, 4th October, Noon-6p | Reception 6-8p
Sunday, 5th October, Noon-5p

Drawing Workshops both days, 1-5p

Admission: $10 suggested donation for general public
$8 for Foundation members and non-Fair artists

Refreshments Available Throughout the Day

The Stamps @ The Fair

The historical sheet of three stamps has raised immense interest worldwide and will be available at the Tom of Finland Art Fair 2014.

The three 1st class stamps were coordinated by Solja Järvenpää of Arts Promotion Centre Finland; Susanna Luoto and Durk Dehner of Tom of Finland Foundation; and Timo Berry of Finnish design agency BOTH.

A limited quantity of the stamp sheets, as well as a gift pack that includes three post cards, will be offered to Fair visitors.

Tom of Finland 3-stamp sheet   Tom of Finland stamp gift pack
Credit: Itella Posti Artwork: TOM OF FINLAND © 1979, 1978 Tom of Finland Foundation

Getting to the Fair

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

Our friends at Taix French Restaurant have allowed us to use their auxiliary parking lot for the Art Fair. You can park behind Taix at the corner of Reservoir and Liberty Streets. Just north of Sunset and east of Alvarado, across the street from the church.

We will have a shuttle running on the 1/2 hour to TOM House. It will stop at the parking lot and the southwest corner of Montana Street and Echo Park Avenue.

Accommodations near TOM House

Super 8 Motel

1341 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90026
213.250.2233

Comfort Inn

2717 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90026
213.413.8222

Quality Inn & Suites

250 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90004
213.639.1920

2014 Tom of Finland Art Fair Program

Click the program cover below to view the 2014 Art Fair program.

Tom of Finland Art Fair 2014

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing). 1981, Graphite on paper, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

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