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Durk in front of Tom portrait
Durk at Galerie Judin

Durk Dehner, president of Tom of Finland Foundation, views one of the portraits Tom did of him at Galerie Judin in Berlin.
ToFF at Tribeca

Sharp and Durk Dehner (foreground) with writer Mark Brown, Joakim Andreasson, d irector Dome Karukoski (far right)  and cast members Seumas F. Sargent, Pekka Strang, Jessica Grabowsky at the American premiere of the  Tom of Finland movie.
CLAW Inducts Durk Dehner
Durk Inducted by CLAW

Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (CLAW) has inducted Durk Dehner into their International Leather Hall of Fame.
Durk receives Leather-to-Leather Award
Durk Receives Leather-to-Leather Award

At the Mr. Leather LA VIP reception, Durk Dehner (center) of Tom of Finland Foundation receives the Leather-to-Leather Award presented by Dan Parente of Team Eagle NYC (right) and Jon Wright (left) of Los Angeles.
Tom of Finland Movie
Picked Up in Multiple Territories
An article in Variety
Tom of Finland Movie Picked Up

"Dome Karukoski's biopic Tom of Finland, which had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last weekend, has sold in several key markets, Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge revealed Tuesday.

"U.K. rights for the film, about the life and work of Finnish artist and gay icon Touko Laaksonen, have been acquired by Peccadillo Pictures in a deal negotiated between Protagonist's international sales manager George Hamilton and Peccadillo managing director Tom Abell.

"Other territories sold include Australia (Palace Films), Spain (Festival Films), France (Rezo Films), Germany (Pandastorm), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Portugal (Cinemundo), Taiwan (Cineplex), Baltics (Estin Films), Czech Republic (ACFK), Korea (Rainbow Factory), and Poland (Tongariro), with HBO acquiring pay-TV rights for Central and Eastern Europe. It was recently announced that Kino Lorber has acquired the film for North America."

by Leo Barraclough
Why Queer Art is Relevant
An article by Michael Kirwan
Michael Kirwan

"It might seem somewhat self-serving for me to try to make the case for homoerotic art produced within the Gay community (as opposed to the corporate marketing of barely clad sports figures and whatnot). Then again, who is in a better position to address the issue than someone like me who has made a living in this particular field for over twenty years?
"So if my assessment/argument seems tiresomely biased... well, just take that into account if you feel the need to respond, correct or refute my basic premise."
Happy Hour x Tom of Finland Skateboard Decks
From an article in OUT
Skateboard Decks

The collaboration aims to support diversity in skateboarding.

"When you travel the world and meet skateboarders you soon realize the two Finns people know are skateboarder Arto Saari and Tom of Finland," said Happy Hour founder and owner, Jarkko Poropudas. "This collaboration is our tribute to a legendary artist. In addition to the bigger picture of gay rights, we want to do our part in supporting diversity within skateboarding."

Tom of Finland: From Gay Icon
to Mainstream Sensation
From an article on NBC News
Tom of Finland on NBC News

"In the beginning, he drew them simply for his own pleasure. But in the nearly eight decades since Tom of Finland began creating them as a young man, his boldly erotic and hyper-masculine illustrations have grown evermore popular, and proven astoundingly enduring.

"Long iconic and even formative for American gay society, Tom's well-endowed and sexually charged imagery is now hitting the global mainstream, and it's resonating with new and surprising audiences - like women, transgender men and even art connoisseurs in China - along the way, even as it finally turns the artist himself into a household name in his native Finland."

Jamison Karon's Sex Life Is Art
From an article in  Advocate
amison Karon_s Sex Life Is Art

"Among the brawny and muscled California beauties, there is one sharp brunet who is building a body of radical, sex-positive work. Jamison Karon completed his erotic memoir, How to be a Faggot, during his summer 2016 stint in residence at the Tom of Finland Foundation. The collection of nonfiction stories is a sexy and telling account of the young writer's sexual experiences, integrated with poetry and social commentary."

Durk Jamison

Durk Dehner is Interviewed
by Jamison Karon
and Photographed by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
An Article in Issue #6 of Gayletter
Durk in Gayletter

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