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Tom of Finland Foundation has been dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting the erotic arts for three and a half decades.

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Our mission is achievable because of the generous support of our members. Becoming a member not only supports the erotic art community, but grants you discounts at our events and store.

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Upcoming events

Date/Time Event
21st Feb 2020 - 19th Apr 2020
All Day
"TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom" TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Fotografiska Tallinn, 10412 Tallinn
6th Mar 2020 - 27th Jun 2020
All Day
"TOM OF FINLAND Love and Liberation" TEMPORARILY CLOSED
House of Illustration, King's Cross London
12th Mar 2020 - 31st Mar 2020
All Day
"Steadily In Our View" Benefit Auction 2020
24th Apr 2020 - 30th Apr 2020
All Day
"Tom of Finland" screenings
White Cine Quinto, Tokyo
24th Apr 2020 - 11th May 2020
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
"Reality & Fantasy: The World of Tom of Finland"
GALLERY X, Tokyo
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Latest news

Tom’s Foundation responds with ♡ - We got a peek of Stuart Sandford's tribute to #TOMs100 It's is an embossed black leather pouch for his Polaroid… ... View Article
Tom of Finland’s erotic drawings have made him a global icon - An exhibition dedicated solely to his work opened at London’s House of Illustration (though the gallery is currently closed due… ... View Article
“DAVID LINDERT leather, but better” | Online viewing - "This selection captures last days of free living, free spending the leisure time in California and now we’re waiting for… ... View Article
Dear erotic art aficionados, - As you know, the entire globe is currently undergoing upheavals in our everyday lives because of the COVID-19 virus that… ... View Article
Experience the guided tour first hand - Durk Dehner, cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation invites you through a one-on-one tour around the UK’s first public exhibition… ... View Article
Reverend Peter John Silvia | 7th December 1953 – 12th March 2020 - Artist Peter J. Silvia was a prime moving force behind taking the Tom of Finland Art Fair to New York… ... View Article
Conversation: Durk Dehner on Tom of Finland -   To celebrate Tom of Finland's centenary, Bella Gladman interviews Durk Dehner, cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation and the… ... View Article
An inspiring journey - Tallinn photo gallery Fotografiska is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Tom of Finland, the noted homoerotic Finnish artist. The… ... View Article
Meet David Lindert, artist-in-residence - David Lindert (1992) is a Czech-born artist living and working abroad, mostly in Berlin who is currently in residence at… ... View Article
Hey, everybody loves it. Where can I see the movie? - DVD and Blu-ray iTunes Amazon Prime Hulu Google Play Vudu YouTube Movies       Tom of Finland entertainingly recounts an… ... View Article

More about Tom

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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The Foundation has presented work created by other erotic artists through the decades.

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