PLEASE COME OUT AND HONOR TOM
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled (Sketch), c. 1981, Graphite on paper
Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #0981
© 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation
HONOR YOURSELF AND CELEBRATE
“Tom asked me not to have a funeral but to have a party—like a scene from his artwork—people coming together and having a hell of a good time. We created a celebration— the first ‘TOM’s Bar’ in 1992, which has become a Tom of Finland Foundation annual event honoring Tom.”
I wanted to show Gays they can feel happy together. I wanted to tell them they have a right to enjoy life in their way – Gays being together feeling happy, being proud of who they are.
—Tom of Finland
SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2-7 PM
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$10 DONATION – $8 TOFF MEMBERS
Proceeds From the 21st Annual TOM’s Bar
Used to Benefit Tom of Finland Foundation
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After seeing The Wild One Tom never drew men in brown leather again; black leather now dominated his fantasies, and his art.
Kake became Tom’s fearless, outgoing alter ego, and bikers became his favorite subject.
In Bikers we explore Tom’s fascination with bikers through a mixture of comics, drawings and paintings, starting in the 1940s, before The Wild One fixed his taste on black leather, through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Historic film stills and posters, personal photos of Tom, sketches, and Tom’s own reference photos make this far more than another Tom’s Comics retread.
Tom’s art continues to play an important role
in promoting self-confidence, positive self-image
and openness in the Gay community.
Hardcover, 5.9 x 8.5 in., 272 pages, $ 17.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Images © Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles
“Is there any other artist that we ejaculate to
and also have on the coffee table?” –TIME OUT CHICAGO
OR PICK UP YOUR COPY AT TOM’S BAR 2012
Scott O’Hara (microphone) is presented with the Foundation’s first Lifetime Membership at TOM’s Bar 5, 1996.
- Latest, biggest memorial celebration of
Tom of Finland’s birthday, TOM’s Bar, took place at Hollywood Moguls and was attended by upwards of a thousand hot, humpy Homos and Heteros.
–ToFF Dispatch, Spring 1996
Scott O’Hara (October 16, 1961 – February 18, 1998) was an American pornographic performer, author, poet, editor and publisher. Rising to prominence during the mid 1980s for his work in such gay adult films as Winner Takes All, Ramcharger, The Other Side Of Aspen 2, Below The Belt and In Your Wildest Dreams, O’Hara went on to write three books, Do It Yourself Piston Polishing (for Non-Mechanics), Autopornography: A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane, and Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Selected Essays of Scott O’Hara, as well as editing and publishing the quarterly men’s journal, Steam.
LIFETIME MEMBERS, with a $2,500 one-time donation, receive:
– A personalized clear resin obelisk, specially commissioned by the Foundation, inscribed with their name.
– Their name engraved on a marble pedestal in TOM House that honors major contributors to ToFF.
– A copy of Taschen’s TOM OF FINLAND XXL.
– A ToFF patched designed by TOM and a TOM T-shirt.
TOM OF FINLAND, (Finnish, 1920 – 1991) Untitled, 1975, Pen and ink on paper, 9.50” x 9.50”, Gift from Scott O’Hara, ToFF Permanent Collection #75.94, © 1975 Tom of Finland Foundation
PERFORMER, PUBLISHER, POET, PATRON
Scott O’Hara donated over 500 works to the ToFF’s permanent collection including this Tom of Finland and was the Foundation’s first Lifetime Member.
Please consider the benefits of LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP.
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