Artists gathered to celebrate Tom of Finland Foundation

18th February 2020, 12:47 pm

“All the artists are in L.A.,” declared Michèle Lamy.

It was Thursday — the kickoff to Frieze in Los Angeles. The day was packed with exhibitions around town; in Hollywood at NeueHouse, artists gathered to celebrate the Tom of Finland Foundation, an organization cofounded by Durk Dehner that works to preserve erotic art.

“The napkin holders are cock rings,” shared a guest, amusingly. “And have you seen the show yet?”

Upstairs, curator Brooke Wise presented I Won’t Bite, an exhibition showcasing the work of 16 artists including the late Robert Mapplethorpe, Gus Van Sant and Simon Haas with proceeds from the sales going toward funding the foundation. “It’s nice being here,” said L.A.-based Haas, who has a drawing on display — an image of his boyfriend, screenwriter Carey O’Donnell.

“I Won’t Bite” – View

14th Feb 2020 – 29th Feb 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm –                           Curated by Brooke Wise this group exhibition celebrates Tom of Finland’s centennial year, with proceeds going to the Foundation which serves to protect and promote LGBTQIA art and artists. Work on view will be by Gus Van Sant, Chloe Wise, John Waters, Danny […]


Published: 18th February 2020

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