“Frontiers” SPEAK OUT

DO YOU THINK THE LIFE AND WORKS OF TOM OF FINLAND QUALIFY HIM AS A GAY HERO?

 

“To this small Midwestern boy, he’s indeed a gay hero. Growing up in a time when gay was not cool or remotely acceptable, I stumbled upon Tom of Finland images in magazines and on walls at dirty bookstores. My shame-based and less-than perception of myself shifted to a power-filled strength and girth and a dream to become valued, free to love and lust whomever I wanted.”  -Tom Pardoe

 09.19.12
Vol. 31 | No. 11

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“We the People” – 3rd October – NYC

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Presents a Portrait of the American Populace
Thru the Eyes of 50 Artists

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1964, Graphite on paper, 11.31” x 9.38”, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection and Feature Inc., New York , © 1964 Tom of Finland Foundation

 

 

Curated by Alison Gingeras and Jonathan Horowitz

3rd October –
9th November, 2012

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space

 

455 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Tuesday–Saturday

Free admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timed to coincide with the America presidential election, the exhibition will create a diorama of the America populace using strategically chosen examples of figurate painting,
sculpture and photography.

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