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  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: Suzanne Shifflett -     As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon receive the first look. This week, we are featuring American… Continue Reading
  • A glimpse of Pleasure Park, Exposed -   Watch a video recap of the evening on The World of Tom!             Continue Reading
  • Dancing and drawing -   We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism. Online only. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions. Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: Sean Platter -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon receive the first look. This week, we are featuring American erotic… Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: Miguel Angel Reyes -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon will receive the first look. Miguel Angel Reyes is a Los… Continue Reading
  • Tattoos and all – Session CANCELED -   Drawing artwork on artwork. Tattoos and all. We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism. Online only. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions. Continue Reading
  • Let’s learn about Tom -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxnFr1bkOdE   Durk Dehner, cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation, a close friend, partner and manager of Tom of Finland, talks about the artist's work.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8W7I7u0YR4&t=188s   Curator Antti Kauppinen talks about the MSC Finland - Tom’s Club 45th anniversary exhibition, Älä saapastele onnesi ohi!  [In Finnish]. Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: Domino -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon will receive the first look. The artist Domino (Donald Merrick, 1929… Continue Reading
  • Don’t worry, you don’t have to be in shape -   Even though Race Cooper is an exercise enthusiast that doesn't mean you have to work out. We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism. Online only. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions. Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: The Hun -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon will receive the first look. The artist The Hun (Bill Schmeling,… Continue Reading
  • ToFF on Clubhouse - SEX PROFITEERS SEASON FINALE TO HOST FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION LEGENDARY ICON DURK DEHNER JOINS THE STAGE TO DISCUSS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NAME IN GAY EROTICA Legendary gay icon, original leather daddy and president and cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation, Durk Dehner, will join the stage to discuss the history behind… Continue Reading
  • Stay COOL at home with our HOT model -   We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism. Online only. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions. Continue Reading
  • Vignettes of Queer LA -   Jordan Michael Green brings us season 4 of his show Best Life. In this season Jordan creates vignettes of queer LA; through love, heartbreak and kink. See the full season on Jordan's YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNZt9z14SbE&t=102s   Continue Reading
  • Tom of Finland 101: Photography Finals -   What has Tom taught us? That we could be anything we want to be. He gave us a whole new vocabulary of what we could be. His life was a lesson in being the consummate Homosexual.   PRERATORY DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPH OF AARNO BY TOM OF FINLAND ON VIEW IN THE DARKROOM AT FOTOGRAFISKA… Continue Reading
  • A virtual exhibition that highlights Tom of Finland -   Tom of Finland’s preparatory drawings and sketches created as part of the artist’s process in producing his influential works are highlighted in the online exhibition TOM OF FINLAND: Drawings Reappropriated.  A selection of these, reappropriated by Henzel Studio into 13 editioned handmade wool and silk rugs in 2014, will be on view and accompanied… Continue Reading
  • This fitness trainer can hold that pose - We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism. Both at TOM House and on Zoom. 11th July, 2021. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions.   Continue Reading
  • Legendary queer artist Tom of Finland’s house nurtures gay artists -   WATCH PREVIEW The late Finnish artist Tom of Finland produced thousands of illustrations featuring men wearing tight or partially removed clothing. His work has inspired artists and influenced gay culture for over six decades. Tom's legacy lives on at Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles. "When Tom first started creating a lot of… Continue Reading
  • Behind the Scenes with Pornstars: Bakin’ with Jack Dixon -   As summer starts, we are keeping the TOM House kitchen piping hot with a visit from professional baker turned adult film star turned gamer turned Twitch streamer Jack Dixon. In the third part of an ongoing "Behind the Scenes" series on the lives of gay adult entertainers, ToFF Creative Director Richard Villani is cooking… Continue Reading
  • A conversation in celebration of Tom’s 101st birthday is now online - WATCH HERE ⬇️ Continue Reading
  • Join us at TOM House or from your home - Our first "hybrid" session - both at TOM House and on Zoom. 13th June 2021. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an "Artist" so you will receive notice of future sessions. Continue Reading
  • From TOM’s archives…unseen works -   To conclude our TOM's Men ONE video presentations we bring you a compilation of TOM's artwork assembled by Altomar as a part of their "Art Eros Series". From The Archives.... takes a look at different works of art, some of which had been on loan to Tom of Finland Foundation from a private collector… Continue Reading
  • Behind the Scenes with Pornstars: Hans Berlin | Part 2 -     Today, we are dropping more footage from Tom of Finland Foundation Creative Director, Richard Villani’s interview with Hans Berlin - and there’s some extra for our World of TOM Daddies. Hans Berlin loves to talk, and we love to listen. In The World of TOM today, we continue with our Behind the Scenes… Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: George Quaintance -     As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon receive the first look. This week, we are featuring American… Continue Reading
  • Go camping with Tom -   Let's take a trip with Tom to the great outdoors! In the year 1990 Altomar Video Production created a special piece from the artist's graphic novel Camping.  Featuring actor and model Peter Morrison (aka Joe Falco) we go deep into the woods and explore what it has to offer for many of Tom's men.… Continue Reading
  • Go back in time to NYE 1990 on the World of TOM -   On 8th May, we celebrate the 101st birthday of Tom of Finland, as well as the erotic joy and freedom he brought to life through his work. In honor of #TomOfFinland101, the #WorldOfTOM brings you a video club mix from a 1990 Tom of Finland party. The video features vintage porn interwoven  with Tom’s… Continue Reading
  • Dive into spring with our models in swimsuits -   We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism . Continue Reading
  • Closing out Poetry Month with “Subversive Ink” - https://youtu.be/vb5_dRLz_Hs In honor of National Poetry Month poet and friend of Tom of Finland Foundation, Steven Reigns, brings us "Subversive Ink". In this video, which was initially made for the 2020 Art and Culture Festival: Plugged In, Steven brought together over 20 poets to share their writings, desires and fantasies. Tom of Finland Foundation is… Continue Reading
  • Durk Dehner and Sharp at “Pen and Ink 1965 – 1989” - WATCH THE VIDEO   Continue Reading
  • Behind the Scenes with Pornstars: Hans Berlin -   Until the gang's all here again, we have select guests at TOM House - like pornstar Hans Berlin. As part of an ongoing Behind the Scenes series on the lives of gay pornstars, ToFF Creative Director, Richard Villani, sat down with Hans in Pleasure Park to discuss his porn career, his HIV advocacy work,… Continue Reading
  • Today is John Waters Day - On the day this episode is released, John Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday. But he’s still doing the same things that brought him cultural notoriety when he started making movies in the '60s: Celebrating filth, fighting censorship, and breaking any rule you can think up. John and Marc talk about those early movies like… Continue Reading
  • Inside Troye Sivan’s Victorian-Era Melbourne Home | Open Door | Architectural Digest -     Architectural Digest brings you to Australia to visit Troye Sivan at his beautiful Melbourne home. Unpretentious yet expertly decorated, Troye collaborated with designer David Flack of local firm Flack Studio to bring the vision of his sunny, soulful home to life. An erstwhile brick factory and handball court, the property was transformed into… Continue Reading
  • “Sex on the Train” brought to life -   From the archives, we have a special treat: a 1990 video of actor and model Peter Morrison (aka Joe Falco) taking some solo time at TOM House with a copy of Kake Vol. 16 Sex on the Train. This video features Peter in all his Daddy glory, as well as images from the Kake… Continue Reading
  • Help make “SPOOKABLE” real! - Friend of Tom of Finland Foundation, Marval A Rex, is hard at work on producing a new TV series and needs support to get it going! Contribute to their campaign if you are able. Here's what Marval has to say about the show: What do you get when you cross creature-of-the-week with a duo of… Continue Reading
  • #TomOfFinland101 – Be one of Tom’s Men - On 8th May, one of the founding fathers of gay fetish, Tom of Finland, celebrates 101 years since his birth. The artwork Tom created, and the fetish men he envisaged, changed the way the entire world looked upon fetish and kink. By celebrating the male form in leather, uniform, sportswear, suits, and many other forms… Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: TANK -       As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is now making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon will receive the first look inside the galleries!… Continue Reading
  • Art & Artists Online Gallery: BASTILLE -   As part of our commitment to protect, preserve and promote the erotic arts for three and a half decades, Tom of Finland Foundation is making online galleries of our erotic art collection available to the public. Patrons of The World of TOM Patreon will receive the first look. The artist Bastille was born Frank… Continue Reading
  • These models have something to show you - We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • A short animation of “Kake in the Wild West” -   From The World of TOM: a 1998 short animation made by erotic artist Rob Clarke, combining panels from Tom of Finland's beloved Kake in the Wild West comic from 1982. Clarke created the animation as Flash, which we have converted to video for our patrons. Using color and modifying Tom's original images, Clarke envisioned… Continue Reading
  • See the sexy Tom of Finland show. Virtual tours on-demand. - The exhibition of 26 drawings includes a range of media, including pencil, pen, ink, marker, and gouache. Together, these pictures demonstrate the breadth of graphic production key to Tom of Finland’s creative output throughout his lifetime. Tom radically hijacked traditional masculine roles; throughout the show, his emboldened cowboys, sailors, and bikers engage in couplings at… Continue Reading
  • Behind the Scenes with Pornstars: Meet Alam Wernik -   From being leather clad on the cover of Attitude magazine’s "Sex & Sexuality" issue to connecting with his audience on OnlyFans, pornstar Alam Wernik has truly been making the best of his quarantine. Alam was not only the cover model on this Attitude issue, but also played a part in its homage to #TOMs100… Continue Reading
  • Durk joins Lyndell for #KocktailzWithLyndell -           "Happy Hour" goes across the pond for a VERY SPECIAL GUEST! Join THE INCREDIBLE  Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation. We're making one of Durk’s fav cocktails with the DELICIOUS Tom of Finland Organic Vodka. WHY NOT, OK, we make TWO while we have a good… Continue Reading
  • Stay warm with this hot stuff - We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • “Freedom of Sexpression: Pride, Comics and Tom of Finland” ONLINE -             Enjoy comics expert Paul Gravett and Tom of Finland Foundation President Durk Dehner in conversation.     Gravett and Dehner discuss Tom of Finland's work in publishing, books and comics. They explore the tension between Tom’s comics of the 1940s, before censorship laws changed, and his later, more explicit… Continue Reading
  • Interview from the Archives: In touch with Tom - Now in The World of TOM, we have another treat from the TOM House Archives: an interview with Tom of Finland from a 1983 issue of In Touch for Men magazine, written by Joshua Olivetti. In Touch was one of the early Gay male magazines. In 1973, it began publication in Los Angeles and had… Continue Reading
  • Getting to know Durk Dehner - “Tom felt like a dignitary. And he was! He was a leather dignitary.” - Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation In this archival interview with Durk, given by his friend Peter Sparrow on the public access channel New York Gay Cable, patrons at The World of TOM get to learn more… Continue Reading
  • Artist Robert Andy Coomb‪s on “Talk Art” -           Talk Art continues!! Russell and Robert meet artist Robert Andy Coombs, all the way from Miami Beach!!! We discuss photography, queerness, disability, sexuality, nudity, beauty and representation!!! Coombs was born and raised in Michigan’s upper peninsula in a little town bordering Wisconsin. Being a closeted gay male in a conservative… Continue Reading
  • TOM interview with Olaf Odegaard -   Now we go into the archives for an exclusive 1986 interview with Tom of Finland, conducted by Olaf Odegaard. Olaf was a friend of Tom's whose work was shown at TOM House starting in the mid-1980s. Some of Olaf’s work was featured on the World of TOM House Tour of TOM’s Hall. In 1996,… Continue Reading
  • Fall in love with these models - Join us this Valentine's Day for our Drawing Session. ♥️🌹 We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • Unpacking “Reality and Fantasy” in The Drawing Room - https://youtu.be/Ycot21KZnkI In this installment of the "TOM House Tours" series on Patreon, we peek behind the velvet curtain at the archives. Marc Ransdell-Bellenger, Curator and Community Development for Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF), guides us through the return of Tom of Finland works from Japan: the pieces that comprised the Reality & Fantasy show that… Continue Reading
  • Cum get crazy - Start the new year watching all new films made by folks who want to show you their ultimate turn-ons and wildest fantasies! HUMP! is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. The filmmakers and stars show us hot and sexy, creative and kinky, ultimate turn-ons and craziest… Continue Reading
  • Looking at Tom with Nayland Blake -   On 27th September 2019, TOM House was honored to host an artist’s reception for a beloved Friend of Tom, Nayland Blake. For over 30 years, Blake - an influential artist, curator and teacher - has been a critical figure in American art, working between sculpture, drawing, performance and video. In this video created by… Continue Reading
  • Interview with Tom from 1987 - “If I don’t get a hard on while I’m working, then I know the drawing won’t be good.” - Tom of Finland The impact of Tom of Finland’s work throughout the last century has been worldwide and profound. It is especially illuminating to see documentation of how he formed his beliefs about erotic art and shared… Continue Reading
  • Learn to draw in this new year - Practice makes perfect and every stroke counts. 😉 We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • Closing out #TOMs100 with his work on the World of TOM - In the second part of TOM’s Hall, Durk Dehner, president and cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation, tells the viewer a great deal about the Tom of Finland drawings contained in the space. In this tour, Durk touches on Tom’s themes of humor and culture: His cheeky takes on elements from his Finnish heritage, his… Continue Reading
  • Virtual tour of “Made in Germany” -       Former Creative Director of Bruno Gmünder Books, Mischa Gawronski, joins Stonewall Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian for this virtual tour of the exhibition. Tom of Fin­land is a gay icon. His draw­ings of well-built men in rugged attire and his depic­tions of man-to-man lust, shaped a strong image of gay identity. He drew males… Continue Reading
  • Want more Tom of Finland? -   Of course you do, and the House of Illustration exhibition catalogue in ABRAMS Books biography is the place to get it. 2020 was due to be, among other things, a year of celebrations to mark the centenary of Tom of Finland. 2020, as we know, had other ideas, and we had to close the… Continue Reading
  • Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition 2020 Winners - We are proud to announce the winners of the 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition, in celebration of both Tom of Finland’s 100 birth year and his Foundation’s 36th year in operation. Judges have made their decisions based, above all, on erotic content, taking into consideration all artistic criteria by which art is usually… Continue Reading
  • First to the Festival, then on to the World of TOM! - Miss some of the amazing events during the weekend of the Tom of Finland 25th Art and Culture Festival? Well don’t worry, they're on The World of TOM! Patreon members at the Hook-Up Date ($10) tier and higher get access to all the recorded talks. Recorded Talks Available on Patreon Include: Coming Out: Leather Fetish… Continue Reading
  • Pencil up, plugged in – Sunday 13th December -   MODELS: Gio @fitartmodel, Marquise @quise_time, Wayne @bulldogpunk and Chris @pschrisw  First hour is free to the public, after that you will have to purchase a ticket. $10 in addition for screenshots. Screenshots are to be used as reference to finish your drawings and may NOT be shared or posted. Screenshots of other artists is… Continue Reading
  • One week out from the Art & Culture Festival - We are one week away from the Tom of Finland Foundation 25th Art & Culture Festival! On 11th December, we will have a Festival preview for members, patrons, and special guests. Want to get in early? Become a member or a patron of ToFF. You will receive a code for Festival entrance via your email. … Continue Reading
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  • Fantasy becomes reality – 3D tour of exhibition - https://twitter.com/FinEmbTokyo/status/1330744581495861254   Continue Reading
  • The #tofARTfair Website is now LIVE! 🔌 - Inspired by the many historical ways in which we have logged on, tuned in, and booted up, this bespoke site was made especially for Festival participants to enjoy. ⚡DJ sets from DJ Kita and Lethal Amounts ⚡Spoken word by Steven Reigns ⚡Performances and video playlists featuring artists ¿La Pregunta?, Aimee Goguen, BlackManWhiteBaby, Brontez Purnell, Bruce… Continue Reading
  • World of TOM behind the scenes of the 2014 Art & Culture Festival - As we continue to build the virtual space for the 25th Annual Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival, we are reminiscing on times spent in person with you all. This weekend, those who visit the World of TOM Patreon universe can enjoy nearly 50 select images and a behind the scenes video of the… Continue Reading
  • The World of TOM for the holidays - Give the gift of art, community, and inspiration for the holidays. Buy your loved ones in leather an invite to the #TheWorldOfTOM. Continue Reading
  • Plugged In at the World of TOM: Behind the Scenes at the ToF Art & Culture Festival  - As the Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) continues celebrating Tom’s Centennial #TOMs100 by bringing the protection, preservation and promotion of art online for folks around the world to enjoy, ToFF is proud to be hosting its 25th Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In.  The Festival will be held online during the second weekend of December, … Continue Reading
  • Visualizing the ultimate gay fantasy -  scrolling="no">; An interview with Henning von Berg Made in Germany Huge muscles, massive bulges and monumental cocks. Tom of Finland is known for exaggerated primary and secondary male sex traits like no other. Tom has achieved world fame and a current exhibition in Berlin shows the artist’s early work.         https://kinkinsight.com/en/tof_germany-2/… Continue Reading
  • Today in the World of TOM: Tom’s Hall with Durk - “Here, we share life stories and it’s part of the way - the heritage, the culture - that elders like myself pass on the important stories about all sorts of our culture.” – Durk Dehner, President of Tom of Finland Foundation Each room in TOM House is special, and designated with its own title due… Continue Reading
  • TOM House Tours: A Teaser for Tom’s Hall with Durk - Each room in TOM House is special, and designated with its own name plaque: first stop, Tom’s Hall. This video is a teaser for the next video in the House Tour series with Durk Dehner, president of Tom of Finland Foundation. In this tour, Durk shows just some of the hundreds of binders of erotic… Continue Reading
  • 6 EPIC, HOMOEROTIC ARTWORKS BY WINNERS OF THE TOM OF FINLAND EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION - Russell Tovey co-judges 2020 contest - which has just put out a final call for entries Who is the smouldering spiritual father of homoerotic art? Why, Tom of Finland of course. During his lifetime, the Finnish artist and gay icon became known for his absurdly hypermasculine depictions of denim/leather/uniform-clad men. (Handsome, hand drawn example below). Since dying… Continue Reading
  • Get plugged in - For 24 years Tom of Finland Foundation has brought you art fairs to help promote erotic artists and give them a platform to sell their works. In TOM's centennial year we are more than excited to bring you the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In.   Continue Reading
  • Get Ready for the 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition - In celebration of the artist Tom of Finland’s 100th birth year and the Foundation’s 36th year in operation Tom of Finland Foundation presents the 2020 Competition. In 1993, the Foundation initiated this contest based on the principals and ethical codes of Tom of Finland. As an artist, mentor and activist for equality, Tom encouraged freedom… Continue Reading
  • Less than two weeks to submit to the Emerging Artist Competition! - There is a little less than two weeks to submit artwork to the Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition! Submissions must be received by 11:59p PDT 15th November. This is the 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition. In celebration of TOM's centennial and the Foundation’s 36th year (est 1984), ToFF presents eight internationally renowned… Continue Reading
  • Let your pencil caress the page - Set aside some time to pleasure yourself. We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homoeroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • Celebrating Tom of Finland and his 100th birth year with an exhibition and party in Japan -   Many, many thanks to SivanS and their amazing staff for the video and live streaming, ComMunE bar for hosting, Tom of Finland Organic Vodka for the delicious drinks, the boys from FancyHim for the awesome music, Parco, The Container, Finnish Institute Japan and Finnish Embassy Tokyo for making it all happen. Continue Reading
  • From the Archives: Go Mishima in the World of TOM - Join us in the archives at TOM House this week, as we delve into the works of Go Mishima. See more works of the Japanese homoerotic fetish artist, who drew inspiration from Tom of Finland, as well as Japanese bondage, bodybuilding, & yakuza (gangmember) inspired irezumi tattoos on our Patreon. Continue Reading
  • Gregg talks with Durk and Sharp about Tom of Finland’s art and career -             Continue Reading
  • Behind the Scenes: The Body Is The Instrument - We miss having Friends of TOM to TOM House to create together, share gay history and experiences with one another, as well as find imaginative ways to collaborate. So many connections have come from within these walls (and out in Pleasure Park!) This talk is one video in a series called "Tail Talks" by Bespoke… Continue Reading
  • “Flipping pages – Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” -           Works in the Reality & Fantasy exhibition seen in Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero Durk Dehner / President & Cofounder, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, USA F. Valentine Hooven III / Author, The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero, Palm Springs, USA… Continue Reading
  • TOM House Tours: Front Porch with Durk - “I discovered erotic art through Tom of Finland, and what a beautiful thing it is.” - Durk Dehner, President of Tom of Finland Foundation Today in the World of TOM: our first TOM House Tour with Durk on the Front Porch! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting TOM House, then you know that Durk’s… Continue Reading
  • Take me as I am; drawn through your computer screen… -   We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homo eroticism and nudity.   Continue Reading
  • Traveling the World of Tom: Rachel Mason x Durk Dehner - “You can’t force cultural ways to continue - but you can document them.”  - Durk Dehner, President & Cofounder, Tom of Finland Foundation Available today on the ToFF Patreon: Traveling the World of TOM: A Talk with Rachel Mason and Durk Dehner at Circus of Books  What are the spaces, both online and off, where… Continue Reading
  • A rooftop party commemorates Tom of Finland’s first solo exhibition in Japan and Tom of Finland’s 100th anniversary - On the occasion of Reality & Fantasy at GALLERY X in Shibuya PARCO WATCH THE PARTY (1 Hour)   Continue Reading
  • Spend your weekend at TOM House with Virtual CLAW 5 -   This weekend Tom of Finland Foundation is excited to be a part of Virtual CLAW 5. Join Durk Dehner, Tom's collaborator and partner, who will be giving a presentation on the life and works of Tom. This will be followed by a cigar social and raffle drawing with Marc Ransdell-Bellenger and Ralph Burneau. See… Continue Reading
  • All things Tom - The Finnish Institute in Japan works extensively in different fields of culture. The Institute produces an innovative and inspirational cultural program and creates interaction between different cultural and artistic actors in Finland and Japan. The Institute in has organized an auxiliary program in conjunction with the Tom of Finland exhibition, Reality & Fantasy: The World… Continue Reading
  • Drawing a blank? Draw with us! - We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical poses and graphic depictions of homo eroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • The WORLD of TOM on Patreon - We are so excited to be opening the gates of TOM House—now available on Patreon. You can sign up for The WORLD of TOM Patreon page and gain access to behind the scenes footage of Tom of Finland Foundation, never seen before documents, ephemera and much more. Tom of Finland and his partner Durk Dehner… Continue Reading
  • Tom of Finland Virtual Exhibition Tour -                   A recorded presentation by one of the co-curators of TOM OF FINLAND: Love and Liberation. "We were so, so proud and excited to be showing the work of gay cultural icon Tom of Finland back in March... and so, so gutted when the coronavirus pandemic meant… Continue Reading
  • Drawing online with our friend Miguel - Artist Miguel Angel Reyes, who leads our personal drawing workshops, also has his own throughout the week. Below you can find links to some of his upcoming sessions! Continue Reading
  • An important video from a moment in William E. Jones’s career - "In the mid-1990s, I worked in a video store and saw the release of a wave of gay adult videos shot in Eastern Europe. They were products of a crude imperialist enterprise: cheap and nasty looking, with an atmosphere of coercion and cultural misunderstanding pervading them. Customers adored these videos, and expressed their breathless admiration… Continue Reading
  • At least we can draw together, online -         We will be drawing from live models in a variety classical poses and graphic depictions of homo eroticism and nudity. Continue Reading
  • Join our online drawing event -     Continue Reading
  • Lockdown learning -   The Word Association – All Change, Key Changes, House of Illustration, Lyrix Organix and Islington Library & Heritage Services – a collective of arts organisations and libraries working in partnership with local communities to celebrate original voices, share stories and connect communities. Word2020 is supported by Islington Council through the Community Festivals Fund and Islington Public… Continue Reading
  • Why Collect Now? - Year after year, art collectors from all over the world have made the early-summer pilgrimage to Switzerland to attend Art Basel, with some 93,000 visitors attending in June 2019. This year, as many of us are still staying at home to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, and while art fairs and galleries take… Continue Reading
  • Talking Tom on Zoom -   Continue Reading
  • Learn more about Tom from the letters he wrote -         Suvi Jalli interviews Susanna Luoto from Tom of Finland Foundation [with English subtitles]. 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… Continue Reading
  • Jordan Michael Green is back home - New web series “best life” - Stream now for free Former Artist-in-Residence Jordan Michael Green is back home at TOM House with a new mini web series. The series is filled with art, kink, and all the fun things it takes to navigate through the city of LA. Looking for love in all the wrong… Continue Reading
  • Listen to the concert that Tom’s hometown presented in his honor - The recorded concert debuted on Tom's birthday and is now on YouTube to enjoy below. Continue Reading
  • Get to know what ignited Tom -  Turku Museum Center operated by the City of Turku It's a 100 years since the birth of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) In honor of Tom's centennial, you are invited to watch and get to know the rural landscapes where he grew up and what inspired him. Tom was born in Kaarina, near Turku,… Continue Reading
  • Tom of Finland 100 Years – Celebrating the Internationally Renowned Finnish Artist and Liberator PODCAST - The Finnish Diplomatic Missions in the US produce a Suomi–Finland Podcast series in English. Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, 8th May 1920 – 7th November 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… Continue Reading
  • “TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom” ONLINE TOUR - Special thanks goes to the tour guide Elo Aun, curator of the exhibition Berndt Arell, and the three guests asking their questions - Alvar Ameljushenko, Henna Mikkilä and Harry Liivrand. Thanks too, to the technical team who made it happen - Sander Allikmäe, Indrek Viiret & Erik Öösalu.   Continue Reading
  • Recon went to the House of Illustration in London - Tom of Finland Foundation president, Durk Dehner, guides us through the exhibition dedicated to gay cultural icon Tom of Finland on the centenary of his birth. Continue Reading
  • An inspiring journey - Tallinn photo gallery Fotografiska is hosting an exhibition of artwork by Tom of Finland, the noted homoerotic Finnish artist. The exhibition, entitled The Darkroom opens an unknown side of Tom of Finland's art, Fotografiska said in a press release Friday, showcasing his photography as well as his more well-known signature sketches, in what would have… Continue Reading
  • “The Body Is The Instrument” | Through 31st May | Online and TOM House - "Coming together with Evan Goldstein, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was a natural fit as his focus at Bespoke Surgical is not only the intersection of sex and science, but also treating the ass as a work of art." -Stuart Sandford, Curator The exhibition focuses on the interconnection between art, sex, and science, and presents a… Continue Reading
  • It Gets Better -     To help celebrate Tom of Finland Day we created a special It Gets Better video with Tom of Finland Foundation. Terry Miller takes a tour of TOM House and introduces you to some of his friends and mentors, who tell you how they built a community around Tom of Finland art and their… Continue Reading