Launch of “Tom of Finland”, a new book on the legend – 28th-30th September – LA

Although he never attended a march or waved a banner at a demonstration, in the second half of the 20th century no one did more for the furthering of Gay pride than Tom did. Many may have forgotten, or never knew, the shameful and silly stereotypes of Gay people that were once damn near universally believed and which Tom deliberately and strenuously combated with each stroke of his testosterone-dipped pen. -F. Valentine Hooven, III, author


256 pages, full color
Hardcover with dust jacket, 8 ½ x 11 ¼ “


With this book the author set out to present all the elements of Tom and his work; emphasizing how he was not just an artist with the uncanny ability to turn a Gay man on, but to subtly and consistently show him how to be a proud, happy, and sexy man.


The American launch of this new anthology will take place at Tom of Finland Foundation’s West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend. The author will be there both days to discuss and autograph the book.

Saturday (1:00 – 7:00 PM) and Sunday (12:00 – 6:00 PM)  $10 donation, good for both days. Beer and wine at the Eros Café.


New TOM book at Erotic Art Fair – 28th-30th September – LA

The American launch of the new anthology,
Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero,
will take place at the
West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend.

The book chronicles Tom’s life with never-before seen
photographs from his childhood and features some
of Tom’s rare works and quite a few images
long-believed to be missing or lost.
Patrons may purchase a copy and the authors,
F.Valentine Hooven, III, Durk Dehner and S.R. Sharp,
will be there both days to discuss
and personally autograph the book.

This volume brings to life Tom of Finland
—the man, the artist, the icon.