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Date/Time Event
30th Jan 2021 - 6th Mar 2021
All Day
HUMP! Film Festival
20th Mar 2021 - 1st May 2021
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
"Tom of Finland: Pen and Ink 1965 – 1989"
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles California
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Getting to know Durk Dehner - “Tom felt like a dignitary. And he was! He was a leather dignitary.” - Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder of… ... View Article
Happy 45th to our closest friends! - "Especially in the first years, [MSC Finland - TOM's Club] meetings were small. Traditional crayfish parties, evening get-togethers and such… ... View Article
On Representation, Identity, And Change: - How 20 Photographers Are Reckoning With LGBTQ+ History Month LGBTQ+ History Month is a great example: established in the US back… ... View Article
Artist Robert Andy Coomb‪s on “Talk Art” -           Talk Art continues!! Russell and Robert meet artist Robert Andy Coombs, all the way from… ... View Article
Disseminating fantasies in the fullest possible capacity - Tom made many of the works featured in Tom of Finland: Pen and Ink 1965 – 1989 with pen, ink,… ... View Article
TOM interview with Olaf Odegaard -   Now we go into the archives for an exclusive 1986 interview with Tom of Finland, conducted by Olaf Odegaard.… ... View Article
Can we see yours? - Warms our 💗 to see these 📷. ... View Article
Juliana Huxtable - Drawing on life experiences and inspired by Internet communities, Juliana Huxtable strives to create safe spaces, address anxieties, and cultivate… ... View Article
“Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)” - Recovering and Reimagining Trans Histories I met Katie Herzog in 2008 at Tom of Finland Foundation in Echo Park when… ... View Article
Best in fetish - Best Fetish Scene   https://twitter.com/Men/status/1351952785701539842 Performer of the Year DeAngelo Jackson Best Actor Angel Rivera Best Quarantine Sex Sean Ford… ... View Article
Tom of Finland Foundation 2020 Awards: Meet the Artists and Icons - Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.… ... View Article
#TOMs100 in 📷 -   #TOMs100 ... View Article
Awesome Award-Winning Artworks from 2020 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Comp - From a framed picture of a 'jock' (why not?) to a sofa cushion with a flaccid penis on (again, why… ... View Article
Want more Tom of Finland? -   Of course you do, and the House of Illustration exhibition catalogue in ABRAMS Books biography is the place to… ... View Article
Your Favorite (Explicit) Tom of Finland Art Is Now a Set of Magnets - New year, new Tom of Finland art in my home. Though we can't all be Gus Kenworthy, who owns an… ... View Article
Face Mask & Gloves by Tom of Finland X FAKBYFAK - FAKBYFAK is pleased to present a collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation in the development and design of an exclusive… ... View Article
S.R. Sharp tells the story of his work - Tom of Finland was born in 1920, soon after Finnish independence. His mother was into arts and crafts, and encouraged… ... View Article
CDLP x Tom of Finland - https://twitter.com/GAYLETTER/status/1334959296317165571 We visited TOM House a couple of years back. Durk Dehner, the partner of the late Finnish artist, was… ... View Article
Fantasy becomes reality – 3D tour of exhibition - https://twitter.com/FinEmbTokyo/status/1330744581495861254   ... View Article
“Flipping pages – Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” -           Works in the Reality & Fantasy exhibition seen in Tom of Finland: The Official Life… ... View Article
Tom of Finland Virtual Exhibition Tour -                   A recorded presentation by one of the co-curators of TOM OF… ... View Article
“TOM OF FINLAND: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” releases for TOM’s 100 -   Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious - Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of… ... View Article
Grants for artists during COVID-19 - Our world is changing - minute by minute. The arts have always brought us together, we can all use support.… ... View Article
How sex censorship killed the internet we love - Can’t even read it for the articles anymore. When was the last time you thought of the internet as a… ... View Article
Giving to TOM’s Foundation - Tom of Finland Foundation is based in loving support for one another. As a nonprofit entity we use our funds… ... View Article
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Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom”, and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called him “Tom”.

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