Events held in Los Angeles at TOM House and Tom-related activities.
Flash Back Gallery
These photos should captivate your mind and stir your sexual energy –
Tom would have it no other way.
Tom of Finland (TOM) House, located in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, has hosted Tom of Finland Art Fairs, California B&B Corps holiday dinners, cocktail receptions during LA Leather Pride Week and Tom’s own holiday party. Around town, years ago, Art Fairs were held in West Hollywood, and more recently, Tom’s Bar at Fautltine (for 26 years) and events at Rough Trade.
Los Angeles is proud of its Leather community’s legacy and Tom of Finland Foundation has been one of the things that makes LA great.
Thank you to Robert Green and Motorboot Photography for the use of many of the photos in this gallery.
Tom of Finland – 101st Anniversary
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Fotografiska in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation produced The Darkroom, an exciting study in artist Tom of Finland’s life and work process. The exhibition, curated by Berndt Arell, travels from Stockholm to New York in time for Tom of Finland’s 101st birthday, 8th May 2021.
As part of the Tom of Finland 101 celebration is a new special edition of Tom’s fully-illustrated biography, Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero, by F. Valentine Hooven, III. Take a course in how Tuoko Laaksonen became Tom of Finland, the iconic and groundbreaking, internationally renowned artist and experience his positive portrayal of confident gay men with a section devoted to The Darkroom.
#TomOfFinlandFoundation events held in LA at #TOMHouse and Tom-related activities.#TomOfFinland101 celebrations including "The Darkroom" opening at @FotografiskaNY for Tom's BD on 8th May and the special edition of #TOMGayHero from @ABRAMSbooks
— Tom of Finland (@TomsFoundation) April 17, 2021
Published: 16th April 2021Tags: #TomOfFinland101, The Darkroom, The Leather Journal, The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero