Tom of Finland Foundation President & Cofounder Durk Dehner receives knighthood in Finland23rd May 2023, 6:18 pm
Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) President and Cofounder Durk Dehner has been knighted by the Chancery of the Orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland. The Order of the Lion of Finland is awarded in recognition of outstanding civilian or military conduct, and the President of the Republic of Finland has the exclusive right to confer their decorations as Grand Master of the Orders. Dehner received the honor from Paula Parviainen, Ambassador for Culture and Creative Industries, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Dehner’s knighthood is given on the occasion of the new Tom of Finland exhibition Bold Journey, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma on 28th April.
“…We want to acknowledge the lifetime work of Durk Dehner and everything he has done for Finland and human rights,” says Paula Parviainen.
TOM OF FINLAND “Bold Journey”28th Apr 2023 – 29th Oct 2023 @ All Day – Viewing hours Tuesday–Friday 10a-8:30p Saturday 10a–6p Sunday 10a–5p Closed Monday Showcasing the works and life story of Tom of Finland, one of the world’s best-known Finnish artists. Masculine beauty The characters in Tom of Finland’s drawings – lumberjacks, bikers, soldiers and policemen – exude vitality, joy and pride. Their […]
Published: 23rd May 2023Tags: Bold Journey, Durk Dehner, James Kleinmann, Knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Paula Parviainen, The Queer Review, Tom of Finland