“Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland” Closing talk | 26th January | LA-WeHo

Join Durk Dehner, President & Cofounder Tom of Finland Foundation,
for an informal talk on the exhibition.

Sunday, 26th January from 12n – 2p at
The Museum of Contemporary Art at Pacific Design Center
in the heart of West Hollywood.

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Silhouette series), 1971, Pen and ink on paper, 11.75” x 8.31”, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #71.09, © 1971 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Silhouette series), 1971, Pen and ink on paper, 11.75” x 8.31”, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #71.09, © 1971 Tom of Finland Foundation

Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920–1991), two of the most significant figures of twentieth century erotic art and forefathers of an emergent post-war gay culture. 

Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and guest co-curator Richard Hawkins, the exhibition is presented with the full collaboration of Bob Mizer Foundation, El Cerrito, and Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles and is made possible by David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and The City of West Hollywood.

Additional support is provided by Blake Byrne, and Dexter Williams and Gina Padilla. Generous support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

 

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