The Tom of Finland Art Fair returns to TOM House the weekend of October 4-5, the iconic property where it has been held in earlier years in Los Angeles, CA. The Art Fair’s tagline, Art in Residence, reflects its staging at a residence of much significance to art lovers.
Situated on a quiet street in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, TOM House is the site where the artist Tom of Finland lived and worked for the last decade of his life, producing the erotic drawings for which he was internationally renowned. Preserved in homage to Tom, the house is visited by fans from around the world. The house also remains a home for the operations of the Tom of Finland Foundation, whose archives comprise the world’s largest repository of erotic art.
The Art Fair will showcase more than 30 artists, both emerging and established, from the USA and beyond. Workshops will be held, and artwork – spanning sculpture, photography, paintings, sketches, digital renderings and more – will be for sale. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour TOM House, including the attic space that served as Tom of Finland’s bedroom and studio.
Artists include: Apex 35mm, Alex Aleixo, Patrick Angus, Boots Bryant, Rick Castro, Ryan Coit, David Crocker, Dusti Cunningham, Gregorio Davila, Rubén Esparza, Tom of Finland, Steven H. Garcia, Duncan Grant, E. Salvador Hernandez, J. B. Higgins, Jakal, Eddie Jelinet, Nigel Kent, Roy Kesrouani, Michael Kirwan, Graham Kolbeins, Alex La Cruz, Ken Lam, Link, Jeremy Lucido, Go Mishima, Joshua Nece, Olaf, Palanca, Teddy of Paris, Gio Black Peter, Sean Platter, Miguel Angel Reyes, Stuart Sandford, Hector Silva, Tank and Lalo Ugalde.
TOM House, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles (Echo Park), California 90026
Admission: $10 suggested donation at the door for general public; $8 for non-fair artists and Foundation members
Art Fair Saturday, 12-6 PM; Reception, 6-8 PM. Art Fair Sunday, 12-5 PM.