Tom of Finland art fair this weekend in West Hollywood

By Phillip Zonkel
Press Telegram

If you love male erotic art – and who doesn’t –
this is the art show for you.

Lalo Ugalde’s “The Joker” will be on display this weekend at the 17th annual Erotic Art Fair in West Hollywood. Image courtesy of Lalo Ugalde.


The Tom of Finland’s 17th Annual West Hollywood Erotic Art Fair starts Friday and closes Sunday in Fiesta Hall at Palmer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., and this year, promoters promise to put the “Erotic back into the weekend.”

The show features numerous artists from around the globe displaying and selling sculptures, photographs, paintings, sketches and digital renderings. Some of the artists who will be at the show include Hector SilvaMichael KirwanLalo Ugalde as well as Long Beach artists Steven H. Garcia and Steve MacIsaac.


Apart art displays, several events are scheduled, including life drawing and photography each afternoon and the launch of the anthology “Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero.” The book chronicles Tom’s life with never-before-seen photographs and some of his rare works. Authors, F.Valentine Hooven, III, Durk Dehner and S.R. Sharp, will be discussing and autographing copies of the book.

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