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Submissions deadline extended to 31st August 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

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24th Mar 2022 - 6th Nov 2022
12:00 am
"Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear"
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Tom unites! Save the date for #tofARTfair 8th and 9th October, 2022 -   Tom of Finland Foundation presents the first Art & Culture Festival in two simultaneous locations.     Tom of Finland Foundation is presenting the 27th Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival — Tom Unites. The Festival will be open to the public Saturday, 8th October from noon till 7p, and Sunday, 9th October from 11a till 7p. The Festival is ToFF’s yearly programming effort to bring together artists, galleries and patrons from all over the globe in a socially friendly setting, so that they can network as well as buy and sell works. Returning to Second Home, an… ... View Article

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Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom”, and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called him “Tom”.

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