Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles visits TOM House

7th May 2020, 12:00 am

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Tom’s room in TOM House Photo by Martyn Thompson for Tom of Finland in Los Angeles

The Finnish Diplomatic Missions in the US produce a Suomi–Finland Podcast series in English.

This episode celebrates the 100th anniversary since Tom’s birth and reflects on his immeasurable legacy spanning art, society and popular culture. You will hear from Finland at the West Coast as Trade Commissioner Trainee Matti Myllyaho at the Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles visited TOM House in LA’s Echo Park for a chat with Durk Dehner and S.R. Sharp from Tom of Finland Foundation.

Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, May 8th 1920 – November 7th 1991) has long been recognized as one of the 20th century’s great visual innovators. His erotic art assumes a key role in the art historical discourse, as well as occupying a place in every corner of the popular imagination.

ToFF, founded by Tom and Durk Dehner in 1984, is dedicated to preserving Tom’s legacy and supporting erotic art since 1984. The artist’s former shared residence is now a Historic-Cultural Monument in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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Published: 7th May 2020

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