Happy Birthday to TOM’s Foundation!

14TH OF DECEMBER

WE TURN 35!

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GIVE SOMETHING THAT ENRICHES
EVERYONE’S LIVES

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In 1984, ToFF, the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) Educational Archive was established.
As Tom (born Touko Laaksonen) had achieved worldwide recognition
as the master of homo-erotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose
was to preserve his vast catalog of work.
Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art
in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or
generated a sexual response.
Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public
as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting
healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

HONOR THOSE WHO CREATE AND INSPIRE

Original ToFF Design by TOM

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION

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German Architect Visits TOM House

Claus Nieländer was the architect that realized the design of artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset for the Memorial to Homosexuals persecuted under Nazism in Berlin.  The Memorial opened on May 27, 2008 and Nieländer told me that it has been the recent target of violent vandalism.

800px-berlin_homomahnmal_3451Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset are the curatorial team that created the installation
The Collectors at the 53rd Venice Biennale.

Claus and his friend Arnd found ToFF on the ‘net and enjoyed seeing Tom’s reference binders and looking at the pictures of The Collectors that Elmgreen and Dragset had just sent to Foundation HQ.

They each have TOM titles in their own collections and were impressed with the XXL book. Tomorrow they are to see another significant Los Angeles monument – the Watts Towers.

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