What are you doing on Tom’s birthday?

6th May 2020, 11:57 pm

On 8th May 2020 Tom would have turned 100 years old. Everyone is invited to wish Tom a happy birthday with a tribute on what ever social media platform/s they use with the tag #TOMs100.


Talking Tom of Finland: A LIVE Birthday Q&A with Durk Dehner

8th May 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – REMINDER, THIS IS 6P LONDON TIME                       Join House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmad in a Zoom conversation with Durk Dehner, president and cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation in LA, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary homoerotic artist. Ahmad and Dehner, who […]

Durk Talks Tom – His Life and Art | ONLINE

8th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – REMINDER, THIS IS 7P HELSINKI TIME         Performance artist, theatre director and novelist Janne Saarakkala, in live conversation with Durk Dehner, president and cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation. AND there’s a lot to talk about with the new edition of Tom of Finland from Like!


14th Apr 2020 – 12th May 2020 @ All Day –             Over the course of his career, Tom’s work reflected societal changes as they appeared in fashion, commercial design, technology, and architecture. Because of the concentrated and consistent  nature of his project, the peripheral variations that creep in become telling indicators of the ways in which the world was changing […]

A Time Capsule of Queer LA: Tom of Finland and Circus of Books PODCAST

  This week we bring you two tales of lore from the olden days of Queer LA. First, Kate, Daya, and Eric are joined by Sharp and Durk Dehner from the Tom of Finland Foundation to tell the story of the legendary gay artist Tom of Finland, who immigrated to Los Angeles, on the occasion… View Article

“TOM OF FINLAND: Future Erotica” | 8th May

Tom of Finland: FUTURE EROTICA | May 8 Starring @SagatFrancois, @DeAngeloJxxx, @TyMitchellXXX & @ItsMickeyTaylor Animation by @jasonebeyer Directed by @alter_sin & @SagatFrancois#ToFxMEN @TomsFoundation pic.twitter.com/NuKeS8jzi0 — MEN (@Men) May 5, 2020 Tom of Finland gets futuristic in new adult film 'Future Erotica':https://t.co/pomSAdrQqC pic.twitter.com/6eeDS0lJ3T — Attitude (@AttitudeMag) May 6, 2020 It's a digital get down w/ @SagatFrancois,… View Article


Special thanks goes to the tour guide Elo Aun, curator of the exhibition Berndt Arell, and the three guests asking their questions – Alvar Ameljushenko, Henna Mikkilä and Harry Liivrand. Thanks too, to the technical team who made it happen – Sander Allikmäe, Indrek Viiret & Erik Öösalu.  

Up for it?

                Are you an Insta artist, or better yet a BOLD Twitter artist? Or both? All artists who love #TomOfFinland are invited to participate in this challenge for his birthday. Create an illustration in your own style and post it on 8 May with #TOMs100 https://t.co/T6b6vorHrc 👀 pic.twitter.com/QjYycv1FBo… View Article

“Attitude” marks Tom of Finland’s 100th Birthday with special “Sex & Sexuality” issue

To mark the historic occasion #TOMs100, we’re releasing a special commemorative edition of our upcoming “Sex & Sexuality” issue – out Thursday 23rd April – featuring the artist’s famously homoerotic work. Tom of Finland (birth name Touko Laaksonen), was born in the small south-western town of Kaarina, Finland, on 8th May 1920. His work was… View Article

Tom of Finland PopUP Art Broadcast

8th May 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – REMINDER, THIS IS 6P HELSINKI TIME               We celebrate Tom’s birthday! MSC wishes everyone to participate in the celebration in their homes and physical distance as much as possible. Join us virtually from Galleria Loukko where Antti Kauppinen and the MSC board will toast the birthday boy!     […]

Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles visits TOM House

7th May 2020 – 9th May 2020 @ All Day –           The Finnish Diplomatic Missions in the US produce a Suomi–Finland Podcast series in English. This episode celebrates the 100th anniversary since Tom’s birth and reflects on his immeasurable legacy spanning art, society and popular culture. You will hear from Finland at the West Coast as Trade Commissioner Trainee Matti Myllyaho […]

Premier Live Stream Tom of Finland Concert

8th May 2020 @ All Day –             Tom was born Touko Valio Laaksonen in Ristimaki near Kaarina, on the southwest coast of Finland in 1920. Artwork by Tom of Finland proudly hangs in Kaarina’s Town Hall as part of the city’s art collection. On the artist’s birth date, 8th May, he will be celebrated with a […]

An artist-in-residence online exhibition

This online exhibition is an intimate collection of photographs and moving image works by British artist Stuart Sandford. Stuart Sandford was born in Sheffield, England but has lived and worked in the USA for the last 10 years. He has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art… View Article


Support TOM’s Foundation Donate The Foundation is funded by people like you Here’s a quick and easy way to say, “YES, I support the erotic arts”. You determine the exact amount of your gift. The Marcello Lupetti Artist Fund provides financial assistance to artists for materials, registration fees for classes and exhibitions, and to aid… View Article


What people have written about Tom for his birthday

    Risqué, Titilating, Liberating, Hot, Erotic, Raw – 100 Years of Tom of Finland https://t.co/1VT9j4o2LJ #gayartists #lgbtartists #queerart #tomoffinland #TOMs100 pic.twitter.com/UkoPmEZa94 — Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) May 8, 2020   Celebrating the men of Tom of Finland on his 100th birthday https://t.co/yyY4MTelsw #tomoffinland #toms100 pic.twitter.com/kTjvux3t6Q — QNews (@qnews_media) May 8, 2020        … View Article

Published: 6th May 2020

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