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31st May 2021, 10:00 pm


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… View Article

Landmarks that underscore L.A.’s pivotal role in the fight for LGBTQ rights

  While Pride is celebrated each June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City, take some time to also appreciate the rich history of LGBTQ activism in Los Angeles. Tom of Finland House (TOM House) Echo Park This former home of homoerotic artist Tom of Finland — and currently owned… View Article

“Sexology 101” Reception

  Thanking all the artists who generously donated their work. Thanks to the performers who gave of themselves at TOM House. IMAGES BY TOMMY PETRONI Congratulations to all the winners and we hope everyone who visited Artsy’s online #TomOfFinland101 presentation had a truly joyful experience.  

Tom of Finland documentary screens at “The Darkroom”

  Daddy and the Muscle Academy is the only film about Tom of Finland in which he himself appears. In it, the artist talks about his experiences during World War II and the motivation for his work. Other artists, such as Isaac Julien and Nayland Blake, describe the fascination that Tom’s fetishist world exerts on… View Article

A talk on the photographic history of men in love

In celebration of Pride join Fotografiska for a visual presentation of the recently published book, Loving, with Authors Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell. In the late 1990s Hugh and Neal started collecting photographs purely by accident.  The first photograph came from an antique store in Dallas. The photograph was of two men in a loving… View Article

Outdoor exhibit in West Hollywood

  The outdoor exhibit of 28 large-scale, black-and-white posters with hand-applied accent colors is curated by good friend of Tom of Finland Foundation Rubén Esparza.

BOUND x Tom of Finland: Pride

25th Jun 2021 – 26th Jun 2021 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 am –                   Music by: FALSEBOI SIGNE (live debut) JOSELO KATIE REX Hosts: BOND HARDWARE COCO LAYNE FASHION LANEE BIRD LIARA ROUX Scene From MISTRESS NEENA Fetish attire is always highly encouraged. 2020  

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.


JW Anderson and Tom of Finland turn up the sex appeal for Pride

Nothing says Pride quite like Tom of Finland. After all, he is the king of gay erotica… After a hugely sought-after team-up last summer, JW Anderson has joined forces with Tom of Finland Foundation for an exclusive capsule collection. Available exclusively at the brand’s Soho flagship store, before dropping online 14th June, the collection comes emblazoned with one… View Article

The pornographic trailblazer behind JW Anderson’s homoerotic new capsule

  The iconoclastic Tom of Finland built a kitsch gay wonderland where absolutely everything came in extra large Swollen nipples, bountiful pecs, and weighty, jock-strapped bulges make up the distinct visual hallmarks of the iconoclastic artist Tom of Finland. Born in a rural Finnish village in 1920, Tom’s six decades of sexual mythology incubated gay culture… View Article

In the darkroom with homoerotic art hero Tom of Finland

  At Fotografiska New York, the reference photography for Tom of Finland’s sexually empowered drawings are receiving overdue exposure Last year, Tom of Finland turned 100. The trailblazing cultural icon created work that simultaneously dropped jaws, squared up to the stagnant views of 20th-century society, and sang an ode to queer liberation.  In his heroic homoerotic… View Article

Published: 31st May 2021


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