1. Zackie Achmat 2. Edward Albee 3. Gwen Araujo 4. Reinaldo Arenas 5. Axel Axgil 6. Djuna Barnes 7. Joseph Beam 8. Gad Beck 9. Joan Biren 10. Patrick Califia 11. Mandy 18. Tom of Finland 19. Brenda Howard 20. Nathan Lane 21. Queen Latifah 22. Simon Nkoli 23. Bruce Nugent 24. Ma Rainey 25. Sally Ride 26. Marlon Riggs 27. Vito Russo 28. José Sarria 29. George Takei 30. Jason Wu 31. John Lawrence & Tyron Garner
BOB MIZER, Physique Pictorial , 1968. Artwork: TOM OF FINLAND, 1962. Printed with permission of Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc.
The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and guest Co-Curator Richard Hawkins, the exhibition is presented with the full collaboration of the Bob Mizer Foundation, El Cerrito, and the Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles.
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland is presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, 11.02.13 – 01.26.14. moca.org