“STUART SANDFORD 1421 Laveta Terrace” ONLINE

8th May 2020, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 8th May 2020 - 8th Jul 2020
All Day


Online Presentation










The exhibition consists of Sandford’s Polaroid suite 1421 Laveta Terrace, snap shots of his personal experiences and atmosphere at Tom of Finland Foundation taken during his time as artist-in-residence there and serving as an homage to Tom, alongside a special collaboration of portraits with porn actor Brent Corrigan, as well as documentation of a bronze sculpture where visitors to TOM House were asked to contribute their urine in the making of the work.

Building on an ongoing practice that began with investigating unbridled adolescent narcissism and moving through the self-reflexive nature of photography in the era of “the selfie”, Facebook and Instagram, Sandford redeploys analog photographic processes to document his experiences, preserving them for posterity with an unlikely medium. Each of his photographs capture an instantaneous moment – some ordinary, others erotic. Ultimately, Sandford creates a sequential portrait of a highly particular community, blurring the lines between artist and participant

Sandford’s photographs from 1421 Laveta Terrace are now available as limited edition prints. This exhibition coincides with Sandford’s release of a new limited edition portfolio of the same name in a bespoke leather case to mark Tom’s centennial and is supported by The Icon LA.

A portion of sales goes directly to Tom of Finland Foundation.

To coincide with the exhibition, a limited edition rug of Stuart Sandford’s Sebastian (relic) no.1 has been produced. The sculpture is shown as it was buried at TOM House.


An artist-in-residence online exhibition

This online exhibition is an intimate collection of photographs and moving image works by British artist Stuart Sandford. Stuart Sandford was born in Sheffield, England but has lived and worked in the USA for the last 10 years. He has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art… View Article

Stuart Sandford’s tribute to #TOMs100

  The Polaroid portfolio edition comes in an embossed black leather pouch. “A suite of forty-two unique Polaroids taken whilst artist-in-residence at Tom of Finland Foundation in Echo Park, Los Angeles in 2014.” “In 2014 I was the first official artist-in-residence at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, California, a place that really… View Article

STUART SANDFORD | TOM House Exit Interview

Artist-in-resident, Stuart Sandford, discusses his time at TOM House with Durk Dehner.


Published: 8th May 2020

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