Celebrate Gay Pride at the World Erotic Art Museum’s “Tom of Finland” Exhibit

World Erotic Art Museum will honor master artist Tom Finland on Saturday, April 14 with a major exhibit of the famous artist’s work that is bound to be one of the most talked about events during Miami Beach Gay Pride weekend.

Museum owner Naomi Wilzig decided to showcase Finland’s work not only because of his artistic but also because of his groundbreaking work in the depiction of Gay men. Wilzig has been hailed as a pioneer for her courage in bringing erotic art to the public.

At the exhibit, entitled
TOM OF FINLAND – Male Masterworks,
art collector Volker Morlock, will give a talk on the pioneering artist, who is known throughout the world for his extraordinary homoerotic drawings depicting men. Morlock has been involved with Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) for more than 20 years, and has served as editor and consultant for art books that showcase Finland’s work.

ToFF is a nonprofit Educational Archive dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of erotic art and the encouragement of healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. They have been kind enough to loan works from their permanent collection for this exhibition.


TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
“California” (Detail), 1981, Color pencil on paper
ToFF #81.01, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom of Finland died in 1991, but his work remains revered, and it is generally agreed that his finely detailed body of work will never be surpassed.

The exhibit will be on display from April 14 – July 31.

Located in South Beach, Naomi Wilzig’s World Erotic Art Museum is heralded as one of America’s best, little-known museums.

 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE BY CHARLOTTE LIBOV AT EXAMINER.COM

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SUPPORT ART – Give to TOM’s Foundation

SUPPORT ART

DONATIONS —|— MEMBERSHIP —|— BEQUESTS

In 1984, ToFF, the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) Educational Archive was established.
As Tom (Touko Laaksonen) had achieved worldwide recognition
as the master of homo-erotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose
was to preserve his vast catalog of work.
Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art
in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or
generated a sexual response.
Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public
as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting
healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

HONOR THOSE WHO CREATE AND INSPIRE


TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION

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“Tom of Finland Party” – 04/08 – Palm Springs

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1981, Graphite on paper, ToFF #81.16
© 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

Easter Sunday, 2:00 – 7:00 PM

FUN and GAMES
ART and ARTISTS
GIVE a WAYS

A BENEFIT FOR

Five Dollar Donation Kindly Suggested at Door

PLENTY of HOT

For Those Who Know What They Like

67-625 East Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, California

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Noon – 4:00 or 4:00  – 8:00?
Volunteers@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org

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