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Tom of Finland Foundation Taps 10 Art Stars to Judge Its 10th Annual Art Competition

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TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), c. 1979, Graphite on paper, 8.31″ x 11.69″, ToFF #1004 © 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Preparatory drawing), c. 1979,
Graphite on paper, 8.31″ x 11.69″, ToFF #1004 © 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

For the tenth edition of its annual emerging artist competition, Tom of Finland Foundation has tapped 10 art worlders to act as judges. It’s a fun group that includes assume vivid astro focus (Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson), Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset), Richard Hawkins, Ryan Heffington, Bruce LaBruce, Helmut Lang, Linder, and A.L. Steiner. The prize, which will be awarded to an unspecified number of artists, offers each winner “a Tom of Finland artwork, exhibition opportunities, and promotional support.”

According to the Foundation, “the main criterion for entering the Competition is that the artist is not already commercially selling work that portrays sexuality.”

“Artists create what they see,” S. R. Sharp, curator at Tom of Finland Foundation, said in a press release. “It is without trepidation of what of their works are seen. Sexuality is a nourishing element in a whole being. The artist Tom of Finland embodies an era of freedom. This competition gives a remarkable opportunity for the new artist to show their complete self and be recognized by others.”

All submissions must be received by November 3 and the winners will be announced on December 3.

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Secret peek of “Secret” exhibition

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Get to know the man Touko Laaksonen
and the humanity of the artist.

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Sealed with a Secret
Correspondence of Tom of Finland

Opens 6th September

Postal Museum

Tampere, Finland

Salaisuuksin suljettu – Kirjeiden Tom of Finland näyttely rakentuu paraillaan. Esineitä ja kirjeitä näyttelyyn on saatu Touko Laaksosen, Tom of Finlandin, sukulaisilta. Eilen tuli lähetys Los Angelesista Tom of Finland -säätiöltä. 

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Helsinki Comics Festival | 5th-7th September

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The largest comics festival in Northern Europe welcomes comics fans and professionals alike. The main event features once again a comics market, Small Press Heaven, artists, exhibitions, discussions, presentations, live drawing performances, competitions, animation, kids’ events and clubs.

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The theme this year is LGBT comics.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival are the exhibitions celebrating the lives and works of two of the most prolific Finnish LGBT artists, Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) and Moomin creator Tove Jansson. 

DIRTY FRAMES | Opens 28th August

The exhibition includes artists associated with Tom of Finland Foundation including Etienne, The Hun, Michael Kirwan, Jouni Lepistö, Joe Phillips, Benoît Prévot, Studio Splatter, Thor of Sweden and Bill Ward.

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Life Drawing Workshop | 10th August | LA

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Sunday, 1-4p

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Refreshments

$25 suggested donation
Scholarship funds available

Spinning the tunes: DJ RocketManLA

Please make a reservation with Miguel Angel Reyes

TOM House

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Cigar Night benefit | 16th August | LA

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A Fundraiser for

Tom of Finland Foundation

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

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“DIRTY FRAMES” | 28th August | Helsinki

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frontPresenting comics by Touko Laaksonen in the same spirit for which Tom of Finland is known – without shame or reserve. 

 

 

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),  Untitled (From Mike – “In the Park”, Pt. 1), 1975, Pen & ink on paper, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection, © 1975 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (From Mike – “In the Park”, Pt. 1), 1975, Pen & ink on paper, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection, © 1975 Tom of Finland Foundation

The exhibition includes artists associated with Tom of Finland Foundation including Etienne, The Hun, Michael Kirwan, Jouni Lepistö, Joe Phillips, Benoît Prévot, Studio Splatter, Thor of Sweden and Bill Ward. 

The opening is also the launch of a very special book from Like Publishing, Tom of Finland: Sarja Kuvia. Tom of Finland Foundation has teamed with the publisher to present Tom of Finland’s comics in their original Finnish text, with several of the stories in print for the first time.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Tom of Finland Foundation,  Tom of Finland Seura, The Arts Promotion Centre FinlandFinnish Comics Museum and The Finnish Comics Society. The Finnish Comics Society was the first Finnish organization to honor the artist in granting him the Puupäähattu in 1990, the most prestigious Finnish comics award.

The exhibition is one of the highlights of the the 29th Helsinki Comics Festival celebrating Queer artists this year, and  it coincides with the 40th anniversary year of Seta.

Opening: 6:00p

MUU Gallery
Lönnrotinkatu 33
00180 Helsinki
Finland

Runs through: 28th September 2014

FACEBOOK EVENT

 

 

 

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Reception for Slava Mogutin + Brian Kenny

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BIG THANK YOU ALL!!!

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to Rubén Esparza for making the evening happen

to Durk & Sharp for hosting us

to Stuart Sandford & Carlo Flores for helping out

to Miguel Angel Reyes for documenting

and to Daddy TOM for bringing us all together

Brian & I had a blast and couldn’t be happier with the reception we got.
Here’s to more fun creative times together!

Come visit us on
Thursday, 31st July, for our performance & premiere at Please Do Not Enter.

SUPERM LOVE,

s+b

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Finlandization | 25th-27th July | Helsinki

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“Cock Sox” | 19th July | LA

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The Bullet Bar Presents COCK SOX, A Fundraiser for Testicular Ca

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“A Date With homo-centric” | 17th July | LA

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Tom Cho will read from and sign his book Look Who’s Morphing

 

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