Tom of Finland Exhibition – 04/14 – Miami Beach

TOM OF FINLAND – Male Masterworks


TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
California (Detail), 1981, Color pencil on paper
ToFF #81.01, © 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:00 pm – Midnight

Opening on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride,
this exhibit of 20 original drawings and paintings
focuses on artwork that greatly influences Gay culture
by challenging oppressive stereotypes.
By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame,
Tom of Finland has had an important effect on global culture. 

Five decades of this prolific artist’s work is represented
and shows the development of his techniques
and the breadth of his subject matter,
with many pieces shown to the public for the very first time.

Tom of Finland’s art continues to play an important role in promoting self-confidence,
openness and a positive self-image in the Gay community.
Even with progress in Gay rights, stereotyping continues in entertainment and media,
proving that a discussion about the diversity
of masculine and feminine role models is as relevant now, as ever.

The curator, Volker Morlock,
will give a talk on the pioneering artist at the opening.

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled, 1985, Graphite on paper
ToFF #85.12, © 1985 Tom of Finland Foundation

Also, as part of the exhibit,
is a new video tribute to Tom of Finland
and rare, vintage memorabilia.

April 14, 2012 – July 31, 2012

Admission: $15 to Museum

1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach

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TOM’s Foundation says thank you to New York

Will, Pete & CB @ Pieces

 

On March 21st,
The Will Clark Show
featured Porno Bingo.

The evening raised bux
for ToFF with a
SPECIAL AUCTION!

A night of
SMOKIN LEATHER
and kix. 

 

 

 

Tom of Finland Foundation thanks

Will Clark
Pete Finland
CB Kirby
The LGBT Community of NYC
and
Pieces

for their CONTINUED support (and awesomeness!) They know we’re no place without an affirmative outlook on sex.

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Benefit for ToFF – Kansas City – 03/31

OutaBounds 1st Monthy B.L.O.C.K. Night

Show support for everyone in our community!

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1987, Graphite on paper, ToFF #87.20, © 1987 Tom of Finland Foundation

 

Special Presentations
Silent Auction
Secret Guests
Demos
PLUS much, much more! 

10:00 PM


Calling all bears, leathermen, otters, cubs and kinkmen! 

 

OutaBounds Sports Bar & Grill

Kansas City, Missouri

 

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