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OVER OVER THREE DECADES OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
October 6 - 7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Tom of Finland Foundation
Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival:
Eye on Collecting
Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

SATURDAY
Art Fair – Noon to 6p
Drawing Session – Noon to 2p
Readings – 2-3p
Screening – 7p

SUNDAY
Art Fair – Noon to 6p
Drawing Session – Noon to 2p
Auction/Awards – 2-3p

$10 Each day – Eventbrite and door
½ price admission for Tom of Finland Foundation Members
at the door! (You can join when you arrive!)

Food and Drink Available

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Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 1991), Untitled, 1980, Color pencil on paper,
1988-2018 Tom of Finland Foundation

This year marks the 23rd annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival, located at the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument where Tom of Finland Foundation has operated since 1984.

The Festival is one of the key public events initiated and run by the Foundation, and serves as a platform in furthering its mission to preserve, protect and promote erotic art. To celebrate the release of the book, My Gay Eye, this year’s programming will focus on the purposeful commitment of collecting art, Eye on Collecting.

My Gay Eye (Mein schwules Auge) is a special Tom of Finland Foundation edition. Artists from its pages will be represented at the Festival with works available for sale.

My Gay Eye (Mein schwules Auge)

Special guest artist, photographer, poet and Russian dissident Slava Mogutin will read and be on hand to sign books.

TOM House will preview Secret Gay Box curated by John Wolf; the show is an expansive history of Queerness embodied in a menagerie of objects from across time.

Drawings by Silvia Prada from her recently released artist book, TOM, developed in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation will be on view. A series of photographs by Daniel Trese taken at the Foundation in 2014 will be showcased in conjunction with his exhibition Surface Streets at Tom of Finland Store. Los Angeles’ Lethal Amounts has always focused on subversive and counter culture these. In their booth, they showcase their collaborations with artists and musicians. Jeremy Lucido, photographer, publishes Starrfucker and features zines as art. A live auction on Sunday will allow attendees to bid on classic Homoerotica.

This year’s Eye on Collecting features over 60 Queer artists. Rubén Esparza Curatorial is showing 12 artists and Rick Castro’s Dungeon will feature his work and four other artists.

Miguel Angel Reyes directs the life drawing sessions.

Saturday night’s film screening is the time-honored Born to Raise Hell (1974), introduced by writer and director, Roger Earl.

Addditionally, visitors can get their footgear shined and benefit from expert hair and facial grooming.

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Getting to the Festival

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.

1421 Laveta Terrace is on a residential street, so we recommend using Uber or Lyft.

Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER
Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

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


TOM House
(Foundation Headquarters)
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map

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