Getting to TOM House

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only  a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

1421 Laveta Terrace is on a residential street so you may also want to consider using Uber or Lyft.

 

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“Down -n- Dirty” | 9th May | LA

 

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JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE
TOM’S BIRTHDAY

DJ Sets by Maricón Collective
Go-Go Boys, Photo Booth, Merch
y Mucho Mas

Tableaux Vivant : Ménage à Trois
by Mr. Sister Leather Jordan
Preview Pop-up Show
Models from ToFF’s Life Drawing Class

5$ Suggested Donation goes to TOM’s Foundation

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko Laaksonen –
because he was born on 8th May 1920, on the south coast of Finland,
and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

Food & Drink

Saturday 3p till Sundown
TOM House

#TomOfFinlandDay

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only  a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

Laveta Terrace is a residential neighborhood so our friends at Taix French Restaurant have allowed us to use their auxiliary parking lot for “Down -n- Dirty”. You can park behind Taix at the corner of Reservoir and Liberty Streets. Just north of Sunset and east of  Alvarado, across the street from the church.

We will have a shuttle running on the 1/2 hour to TOM House. It will stop at the parking lot and the southwest corner of Montana Street and Echo Park Avenue.

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Fuck rug

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Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen in 1920, is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of recent times due to his revolutionary representation of the male figure. He became legendary for his erotic gay scenes, portraying nude and leather-clad men with exaggerated sex organs. He is understood to have influenced Freddie Mercury, Robert Mapplethorpe and other gay public figures in the late 20th century. His goal was to show gay men as happy and confident, and to remove any shame associated with homosexuality, creating an empowering queer iconography.

There are twelve hand tufted rugs in the collection and one hand knotted carpet, all made from silk and wool. Many of them depict explicit scenes of a sexual nature – including one that has informally been coined the ‘fuck rug’ (for obvious reasons). It was important to stay true to the artist’s body of work, regardless of content.

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