This year, the Tom of Finland Art Fair returns to TOM House, the iconic property where it has been held in earlier years. The Art Fair will showcase more than 30 artists, both emerging and established, from the USA and beyond.
Workshops will be held, and artwork – spanning sculpture, photography, paintings, sketches, digital renderings and more – will be for sale.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour TOM House, including the attic space that served as Tom of Finland’s bedroom and studio.
TOM OF FINLAND ART FAIR
Saturday, Noon-6p | Reception 6-8p
Drawing Workshops both days, 1-5p
Refreshments Available Throughout the Day
Admission: $10 suggested donation for general public
$8 for Foundation members and non-Fair artists
PHOTOGRAPHER / PORN STAR / GAY ICON
Friday, 3rd October 2014 | 8 – 10p
SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
Saturday, 18th October 2014 | 7 – 9p
“PETER BERLIN TALKS!”
An uncensored conversation with Peter Berlin as he talks about his favorite subject…SEX and other unexpected topics.
Open to the public and FREE.
Peter Berlin is a photographer, artist, filmmaker, clothing designer/sewer, model and gay sex symbol. In the early to mid-1970s, Berlin created some of the most recognizable gay male erotic imagery of his time. Serving as his own photographer, model, and fashion designer, Berlin redefined self-portraiture and became an international sensation.
His two films, Nights in Black Leather (1973) and That Boy (1974) (credited in the latter as Peter Burian), played to packed houses for years and, along with other pioneering erotic filmmakers such as Wakefield Poole and Jack Deveau, helped bring gay male erotic films artistic legitimacy.
Kalup Machines is extremely happy to offer you a design by an artist we highly respect. Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, was an artist that created a unique and new fetish world.
ABOUT TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
In the opinion of most scholars, Tom was the foremost gay male erotic artist of the 20th century – his images had a tremendous influence on emerging notions of human sexuality in general, and masculinity in particular, in the years following World War II.
The trustee of The Judith Rothschild Foundation, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, said, “Tom of Finland is one of the five most influential artists of the 20th century. As an artist he was superb, as an influence he was transcendent.”
In cooperation with Tom of Finland Foundation we are able to put his art where it belongs – on a leather jacket.