A Tom of Finland Foundation Benefit
Celebrating the World of TOM
and ToFF’s 33rd Birthday!
On 14th December 1984, the nonprofit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991). As Tom had established 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.
“If I don’t have an erection when I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good.”
Leather, gear and fetish wear encouraged. Roof Deck hosted by Bay Area Cigar Buddies. Onsite bootblack. Official Tom of Finland Foundation curated visuals.
Doors open at 8p
Suggested Donation $5