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eNews #288
News from TOM's Foundation
19th January 2023
Events Highlight
20th January
Los Angeles
Join us in supporting Pete Finland. This fundraiser to help Pete while he battles stage 3 colorectal cancer will offer giveaways, a silent auction, and raffle prizes. Show your support for our community by helping a Leather icon.
Events & Exhibitions
12th February
Los Angeles
We will be inside at TOM House; masks are required. Room for 15 artists only in the live session. MODEL: Cutler X. 11:00a-1:00p (PST). Join in person OR online. Sign up early for a discount!
Tom of Finland: Highway Patrol, Greasy Rider, and Other Selected Works features collages and drawings by the iconic artist. At the center of the exhibition is a full suite of impeccably rendered drawings from the series Kake vol. 21 – “Greasy Rider” (1978) and Kake vol. 22 – “Highway Patrol” (1980).
News & Announcements
This past weekend, plenty of pain pigs braved the Los Angeles weather to witness Bleeding Two Ways, the final performance by Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence Carta Monir with special guests Skye Novaya and the incomparable Sheree Rose.

A great time was had by all!
It’s not common to take one’s seat at a dinner table and find the napkins adorned with a cock ring. During any other dinner celebration this rather unconventional motif would’ve scared off guests. Except when the honoree is Tom of Finland.
Following a panel and opening reception, Durk Dehner played host to an intimate dinner at The Standard Grill in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Abi Benitez from Gayletter was on hand to document the occasion.
In commemoration of the exhibition TOM OF FINLAND: Highway Patrol, Greasy Rider, and Other Selected, David Kordansky Gallery will release the publication Tom of Finland: Threesome in conjunction with the opening. Threesome will encompass numerous exhibitions presented by DKG since 2015.
"Yes, I consider my work pornography. Pornography means to stimulate peoples’ sexual feelings, and I’m always very aware of that. My motive is lower than art… If I don’t have an erection when I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good… I find the animal in a man attractive… an object of desire…"
-- Tom of Finland
We will be drawing from a live male model in a variety classical poses and highly graphic depictions of homoerotic nudity and sex. We will be inside at TOM House; masks are required. Room for 15 artists only.

Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions.
Tom took the party to Boom to celebrate. Located inside The Standard Hotel High Line, the afterparty was hosted by Durk Dehner and Susanne Bartsch.
The new exhibition of work by Tom of Finland presents both collage and drawing artworks of Tom’s. This will shine a light on his process of rendering images through a variety of media along the way.

Durk Dehner, Cofounder of Tom of Finland Foundation, will touch on Tom’s influence across generations and temporalities.
Durk Dehner interviews Fall 2022 artist-in-residence Oat Montien
about time spent at TOM House.
 Eagle LA and Tom of Finland Foundation
present a show of support for Pete Finland.

Join us (and Pete himself!)

Pete has been battling stage 3 colorectal cancer
and struggles to pay for his treatment and living expenses.
We are banding together to show our support for our friend.
Check your Membership Card to see if it is time to renew. Perhaps it's time to JOIN?
Events and posts on our website with this icon offer galleries, podcasts, videos, Zoom talks, and other electronically accessed media. 

As we always have, we continue to create public programming that protects, preserves, and promotes erotic art, broadening our global scope by offering more online.
ToFF's eNews keeps you updated on the latest Tom of Finland Foundation news. Find out what's happening around TOM's Foundation.

Tom of Finland Foundation
Post Office Box 26658, Los Angeles, California 90026 USA

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