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Celebrate Tom of Finland Day | 8th May | EVERYWHERE

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Bar. Beach. Bowling Alley. Back Alley. BBQ. Bedroom.

TOM's BD - TOM House 2014. Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

This year TOM would be 95. TOM’s BD – TOM House 2014. Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

Wherever you are. Raise your glasses.
We wanna see pix, OK?

#TomOfFinlandDay

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2015 CELEBRATION AT TOM HOUSE

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“Down -n- Dirty” | 9th May | LA

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JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE
TOM’S BIRTHDAY

DJ Sets by Maricón Collective
Go-Go Boys, Photo Booth, Merch
y Mucho Mas

Tableaux Vivant : Ménage à Trois
by Mr. Sister Leather Jordan
Preview Pop-up Show
Models from ToFF’s Life Drawing Class

5$ Suggested Donation goes to TOM’s Foundation

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko Laaksonen –
because he was born on 8th May 1920, on the south coast of Finland,
and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

Food & Drink

Saturday 3p till Sundown
TOM House

#TomOfFinlandDay

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only  a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

Laveta Terrace is a residential neighborhood so our friends at Taix French Restaurant have allowed us to use their auxiliary parking lot for “Down -n- Dirty”. You can park behind Taix at the corner of Reservoir and Liberty Streets. Just north of Sunset and east of  Alvarado, across the street from the church.

We will have a shuttle running on the 1/2 hour to TOM House. It will stop at the parking lot and the southwest corner of Montana Street and Echo Park Avenue.

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Men & Fringe: Leather. Drag. Lifestyle. Sex. Art. | 17th May | LA

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TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991) Leather Brotherhood, 1982, Lithograph © 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Leather Brotherhood, 1982, Lithograph
© 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

Men on the fringe: Men wearing fringe. Meet the misters and the sisters for the absolutely butchest kiki at the Con. Come into the light – and have your darkest questions answered. Two worlds colliding? Coinciding? Combining?

We believe in Art – though we appear apart. From the gran’daddy of Leather, Tom of Finland, to the most modern masterful mash-ups – discover how these men got to create their own identity – and how you can invent yours.

What are the scenes and how are they changing? Is Leather drag?

Scary? Grab a seat and git a grip.

SPEAKERS:
Trevor Black, aka Jem Jehova, Mr. San Francisco Leather 2015
Jordan Frink, aka Evelyn Trejoure, Mr. Sister Leather 2014
Nikolas Keith, aka Nikki Coldwater, Mr. Long Beach Leather 2012
Eric Paul Leue, Mr. L.A. Leather 2014
Marc Ransdell-Bellenger, Mr. Long Beach Leather 2013
Drew Riebhoff, aka Holly Gobiteme, Mr. Iowa Leather 2014

MODERATORS:
Damiana Garcia (as played by Michael Lucid)
S. R. Sharp, Vice President, Tom of Finland Foundation

Noon-1p

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Life Drawing Workshop | 3rd May | LA

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Nude Figure Drawing and Painting

Each month the Foundation offers a friendly and positive environment to practice your skills.

Sunday, 1-4p

Spinning the tunes: DJ RocketManLA, with over 100,000 songs!

Refreshments.

$25 suggested donation at the door.
Scholarship funds available.

Coordinator: Miguel Angel Reyes
Reservations Required
[Kindly notify if you must cancel]

TOM House
Echo Park

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“Looking: Patrick Angus and Stuart Sandford” | 20th June | LA

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Looking is an an exhibition focusing on the artworks of Patrick Angus (1953-1992) and Stuart Sandford (b. 1978), shown together for the first time anywhere. It will feature drawings, photographs and sculptures by these two artists, who despite working some thirty-five years apart, share in creating artworks that represent gay culture in Los Angeles across four decades. The exhibition coincides with LGBT Heritage Month and provides perspective on the changing times and social landscape in Los Angeles.

PATRICK ANGUS (1953-1992), Dejeuner sur L'herbe, 1/22/79, 1979, Graphite on paper, 13 1/2" x 17"

PATRICK ANGUS (1953-1992), Dejeuner sur L’herbe, 1/22/79, 1979, Graphite on paper, 13 1/2″ x 17″

Patrick Angus’s Los Angeles Drawings capture the artist’s experience discovering the city and its inhabitants at the beginning of his career as an openly gay artist. Angus created the drawings in 1979, inspired by David Hockney’s book “72 Drawings” which also features portraits of men together in everyday life. The figurative drawings evoke narratives and humor while illustrating an emerging modern gay culture that did not exist in the eyes of the general population at that time.

Patrick Angus was born in North Hollywood, CA and later moved to New York City where he was deemed “The Toulouse-Lautrec of Times Square” for his works depicting young male erotic dancers at the Gaiety Theatre. His paintings and drawings have come to represent urban gay life in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

STUART SANDFORD, Tom's pissoir (day) [From the 1421 Laveta Terrace Series, a residency at the Tom of Finland Foundation, 2014], Polaroid print, 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" in.

STUART SANDFORD, Tom’s pissoir (day) [From the 1421 Laveta Terrace Series, a residency at the Tom of Finland Foundation, 2014],
Polaroid print, 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ in.

Looking is Stuart Sandford’s debut exhibition at the gallery and will feature Polaroid’s that were created during his fellowship at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, and other selected recent works. Building on an ongoing practice investigating unbridled adolescent narcissism and the self-reflexive nature of photography in the era of selfies, Facebook and Instagram; Sandford redeploys analog photographic process to document his experiences, preserving them for posterity with an unlikely medium. Each unique print captures an instantaneous moment – some ordinary, others erotic. Ultimately, Sandford creates a sequential portrait of a highly particular community, blurring the lines between artist and participant.

Stuart Sandford was born in Sheffield, England and studied at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His videos, photographs, appropriations, and sculptures subvert the heteronormative art world from within. His recent exhibitions include Invisible Line Gallery, London, England; Gallery Daeppen, Basel, Switzerland; and at the Schwule Museum, Berlin, Germany with recent works going to Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL; and the Art on Paper Fair, New York, NY. Sandford is currently working on a book titled after the address of Tom of Finland’s famous residence, 1421 Laveta Terrace.

Angus’ and Sandford’s visual explorations into contemporary gay culture in Los Angeles were created during times of markedly different cultural and societal norms. Each of these two artists provide the viewer with unique historical, social, and cultural insights into one of LA’s thriving communities.

Reception: Saturday, 6-8p

 

 

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“Down -n- Dirty” | 9th May | LA

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DJ Sets by Maricón Collective
Go-Go Boys, Photo Booth, Merch

Tableaux Vivant : Ménage à Trois
by Mr. Sister Leather Jordan
Preview Pop-up Show
Models from ToFF’s Life Drawing Class

5$ Suggested Donation

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko Laaksonen –
because he was born on 8th May 1920, on the south coast of Finland,
and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only  a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

FACEBOOK EVENT

#TomOfFinlandDay

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H.E.A.T. | 17-19th April | LA

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Leather H.E.A.T. was born from a passion for Leather, the Master/slave lifestyle and desire to see unity and inclusiveness in the Southern California Region.  We have a large and vibrant Leather and BDSM community here in Southern California with an influx of new people seeking education and community.

Our hope is to see the diversity of our people from across the country gather together with banners leading the way of all the different tribes.  Men, Women, Straight, Gay, Bi, Trans and every identification in between, we seek to come together as one, because what we have in common is so much greater and special than our different social classifications.  Leather H.E.A.T. will be a place of Leather unity, a place of learning and a theater to celebrate and honor who we are; Leathermen and Leatherwomen.

We have assembled some of the finest presenters from across the country who will share their knowledge and guidance.  We are grateful to each of these Leathermen and Leatherwomen who have answered the call to be a part of this amazing conference and bring the collective us to the next level in our journey.

An opportunity to meet and learn from these giants of the Leather world does not come around often, and we invite you to come join us!–Leather Heat Producers

Tom of Finland Exhibit

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1981, Graphite on paper, LACMA Permanent Collection, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1981, Graphite on paper, LACMA Permanent Collection, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

In 1984, the nonprofit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland. 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. 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.

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MTV RE:DEFINE | 10th April | Dallas

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TOM in Russia

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The works of famous artists become pillows and rugs at Colette, Paris.

Двенадцать объектов современного искусства в конце марта стали предметами выставки в парижском Colette, экспонаты которой можно будет приобрести.

Но в самом известном в мире концепт-сторе найдут временное пристанище не полотна и фотографии, а уютные ковры и мягкие подушки со светлыми, концептуальными изображениями работ художников. Уже более пятнадцати лет студия арт-ковров Henzel Studio, в сотрудничестве с которой Colette и устроил эту смелую «ярмарку», производит высококачественные, выполненные вручную традиционным ткаческим методом ковры.
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Off Sunset Festival | 29th March | LA

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An exciting day of music, culture, art, food and fun
populated by over 8000 people, taking the party to the streets.

What better way to kick off spring than by luxuriating
in Los Angeles’ legendary sunshine
as it spotlights an area spanning over half mile of:

Live music, DJ-driven dancing, Gourmet food trucks,
Festival foods, Beer trailers, Ice-cold specialty drinks,
Dozens of hand-picked merchandise, art and novelty vendors.

Check out the World of TOM.

Sunday 29th Off Sunset Street Fair Santa Monica & Sunset Boulevards, Silver Lake 11:00a to 7:00p Taking the party to the streets with music, dancing, food, drinks, merchandise, art and novelties.

TOM OF FINLAND © 1988 Tom of Finland Foundation

Sunday, 11a-7p

Santa Monica at Sunset
Silver Lake

 

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