A Celebration of Life | Terry LeGrand | 3rd June | LA

Terry LeGrand | 3rd July 1939 – 18th April 2018

It was Terry’s wish for his friends to come together at TOM House in a celebration of his life. Terry was “Born to Raise Hell” and that is what he did with his life, in the best possible way. Come together and share stories, food and drink in the gardens of TOM House.

Spend a Relaxing Sunday Afternoon
Arrive at 1:30p
1:30 – 2:00p Social Time
2:00 – 3:00p Sharing Stories About Terry
3:00 – 3:20p Together Let His Spirit Soar
3:20p The Sharing of Some Food & Drink

What hasn’t this great man done? Roger writes about his best friend Terry.

Please bring a light entrée, dessert, salad, or refreshments. Consider sharing some of your personal photos.

Please RSVP by email and let us know what you’re bringing.

TOM House

 

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On this special day | 8th May | Detroit

At Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead

The exhibition
TOM House:
The Work and Life of Tom of Finland
will be on view on Tom of Finland Day!

Bust out the poppers: Tom of Finland’s leather boys are hitting Detroit. Goons whining about perversion and pornography in the presence of his illustrations don’t know sublime weirdness when it strips for them. Classical sculptures on steroids emitting an angelic glow, Finland’s bodies have the same sci-fi sexiness as H. R. Giger’s aliens, complete with nuclear-missile dicks and flesh that looks like latex. MOCAD shows them off inside Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, amid juicy photographs, ephemera, and works from Finland devotees such as John Waters, Richard Hawkins, and Raymond Pettibon, creating an art-historical biker gang at once homoerotic and magical. They all transform so-called trash into beauty. Free your mind and your ass will follow.

Charlie Fox, Artforum

Special Hours: 11a-8p

Cake and Souvenirs: 5:30p
Talk with Tom Cho: 6:30p
Tom is the author of  Look Who’s Morphing and is a former resident of TOM House, Los Angeles.
Daddy and the Muscle Academy Showing: 7p

The MOCAD Café and Store Will Be Open from 9:30a-8p

#TomOfFinlandDay

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