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Tom of Finland Day
Terry LeGrand passes
Terry LeGrand Passes
Good Friend. Great Man.

Iconic pioneer filmmaker Terry LeGrand (1939-2018) passed at his Hollywood home on 18th April. As Marathon Films, Terry produced the great leather classic film Born to Raise Hell (1975).

Tom of Finland in Detroit
TOM House
In Detroit
Thank you to everyone that has come to see the exhibition in Michigan and taken these great pics!

Tom of Finland movie in Bakersfield_ CA
Tom of Finland
See the Movie in Bakersfield, CA

Circle 12th May on your calendar and share this award winning biopic with your friends on the big screen!

An Anthology of Artists Inspired by
Tom of Finland
 An Article in Advocate

My Gay Eye

My Gay Eye is a 400 page anthology of 120 gay artists around the world who drew inspiration from Tom of Finland.
TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland
 An Article in ArtForum

ArtForum_ TOM House

Bust out the poppers: Tom of Finland's leather boys are hitting Detroit. Goons whining about perversion and pornography in the presence of his illustrations don't know sublime weirdness when it strips for them.
By Charlie Fox
The Legendary Queer Artist is Famous for His Photo-realistic Drawings of Gay Men Enjoying Sex
 An Article in VICE

VICE Reviews TOM House

When Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, began publishing and exhibiting his drawings of muscled and mustachioed gay men in the 1950s, his artwork was still illegal in many places. Anti-gay censorship laws meant he and his collectors could be imprisoned for owning same-sex erotica.
How Tom of Finland's Celebratory,
Sexy Visions of Gay Love
Have Empowered Others for over 60 Years
 An Article in Artsy

Artsy Review

Erotic drawings he made in secret during World War II, when he was fighting for the Finnish army, will hang not far from the pencils he often used to make his work, along with his cigarette case; a condom packet he illustrated; and his leather Harley Davidson cap.
By Alexxa Gotthardt

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Here at Tom of Finland Foundation, we are committed to keeping Tom's vision and spirit alive: A spirit that celebrates Gay life, Homo sex, the Queer community, and the Arts.

We are asking for your support to help us keep Tom's Foundation operating as the world-renowned collection of Homoerotic art, beacon of Tom's legacy and spirit, sponsor of community events throughout the world, and cultural phenomenon that we all have come to know and love.

We are BUSY at TOM House! Did you know?
We can't do this work on our own. We need your ongoing commitment to help us keep Tom of Finland Foundation operating, whether as a Volunteer, a Collector, or a Member. Members are the very life blood of the Tom of Finland Foundation. We count on you to join, renew or upgrade your membership. We are very grateful for each active Member at every membership level.

With many thanks,

Durk Dehner

Durk Dehner, President and Cofounder

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