TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Enhanced detail from “Pleasure Park”), 1977,
Pen & ink on paper, © 1977 Tom of Finland Foundation
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2013 is proving to be a very productive year for Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) and we owe it to your passionate support. Over the years we remain the foremost erotic art organization across the globe. Without your contribution we could not make the future of the Foundation possible and appreciate your continued support.
Your membership allows us to maintain a commitment to protect, preserve, and promote erotic art.
As a Member you are helping us promote both emerging and established erotic artists. Tom of Finland’s work continues to be seen coast to coast in the U.S. and across the globe (100,000 saw it at ICA, London this year!) TOM’s work can be seen in Lille, France and London, UK this month and we are very excited about Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, November 2 – January 26. We are working on an exhibition schedule that includes Finland, Scandinavia and northern Europe. Our 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition opens in January.
ToFF is always supplying publishers, writers and producers with high quality images, accurate information about TOM and frequently presents new artists for different projects. We are thrilled that Helsinki-filmi, the innovative, award-winning, Finnish production company, has asked us to do a feature about Tom of Finland. Helsinki-filmi has demonstrated enormous respect for the artist who started the Foundation that bears his name. [Not to be confused with another Finnish film company that wants to make a film without TOM’s stamp of approval.]
Tom was a founder of MSC Finland, “TOM’s Club” for leather, rubber and biker guys. Your membership also supports Leather fraternities and contests, both local and international and allows us to have a presence at Pride celebrations. We have also initiated an organization, Tom of Finland Seura, created to protect and promote the art and legacy of Touko Laaksonen (TOM) within his home country.
We would like to remind you that the Los Angeles home and headquarters of ToFF, “TOM House”, is 100 years old. Your contribution will help us maintain this cultural monument as we continue to expand our educational efforts to include an artist exchange program. As you can imagine, your support goes a long way and we hope we can count on you to renew your membership or upgrade to another membership level. Remember, your contributions are considered tax-deductible. We are grateful for your help in the past and we look forward to growing the relationship in our exhilarating future!
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