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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date/Time Event
28th Jun 2021 - 14th Nov 2021
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
"Desire Flows Like the Sea"
Maritime Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona
10th Jul 2021 - 5th Nov 2021
All Day
"Queer + Sexy"
Maison 10, New York New York
9th Sep 2021 - 6th Nov 2021
All Day
"Closet to Quarantine: Queer Art Then and Now"
Childs Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
28th Oct 2021 - 31st Oct 2021
All Day
Palm Springs Leather Pride XXVI
24th Nov 2021 - 28th Nov 2021
All Day
CLAW 21 - LA
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles California
5th Dec 2021 - 6th Dec 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2021
Second Home, Los Angeles California

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FEATURED ARTICLE

“TOM OF FINLAND: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” releases -   Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious - Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of drawing, he fashioned the silhouette of a new Gay man - strong, confident, joyful and assertive – fully participating in the visibility and recognition of the nascent Homosexual movement. With text authorized by the artist himself a few months before his death, and published in partnership with Tom of Finland Foundation, this illustrated biography reveals a life of art, pleasure and liberation.   Tom of Finland (born Tuoko Laaksonen, 1920–1991), was an iconic and ground-breaking artist who rose to cult… ... View Article

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LATEST NEWS

Tom of Finland 101: Raw Anatomy | Flaming Artist Press - “Published art folios and graphic novels. Art prints, drawings, mostly pen & ink on paper or colored pencil watercolor paintings… ... View Article
One week left to apply! -   For people who are interested in applying to the Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence program, there is only one… ... View Article
Tom of Finland 101: Raw Anatomy | Jose Tinoco -   “I am offering original paintings and drawings and a few polaroids” -#JoseTinoco Jose Tinoco is an East Los Angeles… ... View Article
Tom of Finland 101: Chapter Thirteen Quiz -   Beginning with the exhibitions of his work in the '70s, gradually things changed. With each succeeding exhibit, the venue… ... View Article
Art & Artists Online Gallery: Sean Platter -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades,… ... View Article

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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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