Figure Drawing at TOM House – 14th October – LA

Nude Figure Drawing 

Sunday, 1-4 pm

$25 Donation

Each month the Foundation offers a friendly and positive environment to practice your skills.
From unsure beginner to master artist, working with a live model provides unique challenges
and opportunities unlike any other, giving each Workshop its own kind of excitement.

Please RSVP ASAP
Miguel Angel Reyes
323.782.0573

 

 

Spinning the tunes:
DJ RocketManLA
with over 90,000 songs!

Nancy Peach donates to ToFF

S. R. Sharp, ToFF curator and Nancy Peach, artist.

 

NANCY PEACH, “Unspoken Bond”, 2008, Oil on canvas, 96″ x 96″, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection

Tom of Finland Foundation proudly accepts
this handsome canvas at the
West Hollywood- Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair 2012.

 

In 2008, I became interested in the art of Japanese erotic bondage called Shibari, which came into use in the west in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku.

Kinbaku means tight binding, using simple yet visually intricate patterns. Japanese bondage is very much about the way the ropes are applied and the pleasure is more in the journey than the destination.

The patterns that are created in this particular style of rope bondage by the Nawashi (rope master) are fascinating to me and I continue to be intrigued with the beauty.

I am continually asked why I paint bondage? I always have to say that my thirst has been satisfied by the caliber of people I am associated with in this genre and I am extremely inspired by the art of Japanese bondage. 

I express joy, love, honor, beauty, bold freedom and most of all respect. I want to allow people to express themselves through my art.

NANCY PEACH Erotic Artist

 

In 2009,  Tom of Finland Foundation awarded Nancy Peach for Unspoken Bond in our Emerging Erotic Artist Contest.

TOM anthology at WeHo-ToFF Art Fair

Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero

Jeffrey Prang, Mayor, City of West Hollywood; John Heilman, Councilmember, West Hollywood; S. R. Sharp, VP|Curator, ToFF; Kirsti Westphalen, Consul General, Finland; Durk Dehner, President & Cofounder, ToFF

ToFF Volunteers

Ian Matthew Owens, Interim Council Deputy at City of West Hollywood; Abbe Land, Mayor Pro Tempore, West Hollywood

S. R. Sharp; Rich Yap, Intern, ToFF; F. Valentine Hooven, III, Author, “ToF – Life and Work of a Gay Hero”; and Durk Dehner speaking about the making of the book.

Andrew J. Epstein asking a question to the panel.

 Photos by JayPG