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Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Tuesday, April 17th, 2012.


Tom of Finland Opens MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE Exhibition, 4/14-7/31

Events of Interest, Friends of Tom

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1966, Graphite on paper, #66.12, © 1962 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND – Male Masterworks exhibition opens on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride with 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. Harvey S. Shipley Miller of The Judith Rothschild Foundation stated that, “Tom of Finland was one of the five most influential artists of the last century; that influence transcended into the culture and became it.”

Five decades of this prolific artist’s work is represented and shows, in chronological order, the development of his techniques and the breadth of his subject matter. Also, as part of the exhibit, is a new video tribute to Tom of Finland and rare, vintage memorabilia.

Curator Volker Morlock, an art collector himself, has been involved with Tom of Finland Foundation since 1991 and was the editor of its anthology, Tom of Finland Retrospective III. Morlock was also a consultant for Taschen Publishing on its book, Tom of Finland XXL.

The exhibition runs till July 31, 2012.

World Erotic Art Museum
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida

 

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MAN ABOUT TOWN – Luciano Costa

For the Record, Friends of Tom

 

THE FIGHT

LUCIANO COSTA

THE DE LEON T

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Kirwan is a Winner!

For the Record, Friends of Tom

 

BEST COMIC/COMIC ART BOOK

 

 

Just So Horny by Michael Kirwan, Artist

With inspiration from the pioneering gay artist Paul Cadmus,
Michael Kirwan’s imagination runs wild in this absolutely,
disgustingly wonderful book. And Bruno Gmünder
have put together a wonderful bookyou’ll want on your coffee table,
as long your mom and dad aren’t coming over.
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