Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) has always relied – almost exclusively – on Members’ contributions to underwrite our programs. Not surprisingly, grants are still difficult to obtain due to the controversial content of the artwork we protect, preserve and promote.
As a community, we must preserve our distinct identity and make it available to future generations.
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1976, Graphite on paper, ToFF #76.21, © 1976 Tom of Finland Foundation
The erotic arts are a very empowering vehicle to use in communicating who we are and where we have traveled in our lives. We can give others an understanding of how important the sexual revolution was and reveal to them the vast cultural legacy that is theirs. Maintaining this legacy comes with a price: Careful storage, maintenance and accessibility, transportation and insurance for outside exhibitions all add up to significant expenses. Our library and archive unfortunately do not thrive on neglect – they need constant feeding to remain a dynamic part of today’s society.
The Foundation has traveled far – and we know where we want to go. Join us so that our emerging artists and Gay youth will have access to our nurturing presence and resources. We are a treasure chest of amazing masterpieces that are a homage to our sexuality and culture. It is imperative we continue to safeguard the attitudes and institutions that create the environment where we all flourish and life is a visual banquet of creativity and beauty.
Join us today and continue to care for an institution that stands strong, proud, and free.
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1978, Marker on paper, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #78.59, © 1978 Tom of Finland Foundation
Strap on your happy-hats, because the BIGGEST, best Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair Weekend is coming your way on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September, 2012, and this year we are putting the EROTIC back into the Weekend.
Along with finding a venue that allows for alcohol (that’s a big cha-ching when it comes to art sales) our life figure drawing workshops will once again feature ALL the flesh that turned TOM intercontinental!
But wait! You say you want more, more, more?!?!
As an added 10 and 1/2 inch bonus, our good buddies Tom and David of Ass-Bust fame (and the fine proprietors of Studio Servitu), are teaming up to put on TOM’s CLUB – a big, throbbing private, play party intended to inspire action in the deepest depths of your inner artists.
You can join or renew your ToFF Membership now, before the event, or at the door.
Details to follow…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:00pm ‐ 7:00pm
Enjoy the BRAVO Top Chef challenge,
delicious tasting stations from incredible
Los Angeles high-end restaurants and caterers,
and an amazing silent auction.
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), “Perfection”, 1990, Limited edition lithograph, Numbered and signed 19.00” x 13.50”, © 1990 Tom of Finland Foundation
CELEBRITIES, SPECIAL GUESTS & DJ
All funds raised at GLAAD Hancock Park go to GLAAD’s
work to amplify the voices of the LGBT community
by empowering real people to share their stories,
holding the media accountable for the words and images they present,
and training grassroots organizations to communicate effectively.