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Date/Time Event
30th Apr 2021 - 20th Aug 2021
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
"TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom"
Fotografiska New York, New York New York
19th Jun 2021 - 5th Sep 2021
12:00 am
Queer Communion: Ron Athey
ICA LA, Los Angeles CA
28th Jun 2021 - 14th Nov 2021
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
"Desire Flows Like the Sea"
Maritime Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona
3rd Jul 2021 - 22nd Aug 2021
All Day
"Head Out on the Highway"
Athens Cultural Center, Athens New York
10th Jul 2021 - 17th Sep 2021
All Day
"Queer + Sexy"
Maison 10, New York New York
10th Jul 2021 - 21st Sep 2021
All Day
"TOM OF FINLAND Drawings Reappropriated"
13th Aug 2021
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
20th Aug 2021 - 21st Aug 2021
All Day
Pleasure Park, Exposed
TOM House, Los Angeles California
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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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