Talking Tom of Finland: A LIVE Birthday Q&A with Durk Dehner

8th May 2020, 6:00 pm

Date(s) - 8th May 2020
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm



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Join House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmad in a Zoom conversation with Durk Dehner, president and cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation in LA, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary homoerotic artist.

Ahmad and Dehner, who co-curated the exhibition, will discuss Tom’s artistic versatility, political importance and enduring legacy. There’ll be a Q&A at the end so don’t miss this chance to ask the experts your burning Tom of Finland-related questions.

TOM OF FINLAND, Portrait of Durk, 1980, Graphite on paper, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection, © 1980-2020 Tom of Finland Foundation

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    Risqué, Titilating, Liberating, Hot, Erotic, Raw – 100 Years of Tom of Finland #gayartists #lgbtartists #queerart #tomoffinland #TOMs100 — Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) May 8, 2020   Celebrating the men of Tom of Finland on his 100th birthday #tomoffinland #toms100 — QNews (@qnews_media) May 8, 2020        … View Article

Published: 8th May 2020

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