Tom of Finland Foundation’s annual event hits London and LA this weekend, featuring Jonathan Anderson, tattoos, and a VR tour of the artist’s house
More than 65 years ago, Tom of Finland first began exhibiting his now-iconic erotic artworks in beefcake magazines, circumventing the strict laws that prohibited homosexual art at the time. In the decades that followed, his subversive illustrations would lay the blueprint for other artists to explore sexuality in their work, a legacy that is celebrated by his namesake Foundation, which he co-founded in 1984.
Tomorrow (8th October), Tom of Finland Foundation will continue this legacy with the 27th iteration of its yearly arts and culture festival, taking place in both Los Angeles and – crossing the Atlantic for the first time ever – in London.
Kicking off at noon on 8th October, and running all weekend until 9th October, the event aims to bring international artists, galleries and patrons together to share their art and establish new creative connections.
Read everything you need to know about this year’s festival below.
Published: 7th October 2022Tags: Bruce LaBruce, Daniel Lismore, Dazed, Durk Dehner, James Davison, Jonathan Anderson, Matt Lambert, Peter Fiske, Pol Anglada, Thom Waite, ToF Art Fair 2022, Tom of Finland