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eNews #277
News from TOM's Foundation
5th August 2022
Events & Exhibitions
6:30-10:30p 6th August
Los Angeles
As a part of the 2022 Queer Biennial, co-curators Stuart Sandford and Jose Tinoco have lovingly selected a handful of short and feature length films that encompass the idea of “Queer Diasporas” and fantasy versus reality.
6:30-10:30p 7th August
Los Angeles
As a part of the 2022 Queer Biennial, co-curators Stuart Sandford and Jose Tinoco have lovingly selected a handful of short and feature length films that encompass the idea of “Queer Diasporas” and fantasy versus reality. We will also pay tribute to the late great James Bidgood with a screening of Pink Narcissus.
11a-2p 14th August
Los Angeles
We will be drawing from a live male model in a variety of classical poses and highly graphic depictions of homoerotic nudity and sex.

RSVP for virtual participation required via email with digital confirmation of ticket purchase by Saturday at 5p before the event.
Through 14th August
Bangkok
Highlighting the power of sexual attraction in the realm of Southeast Asian masculinity. This series of work by Oat Montien was made at TOM House where he had access to Tom’s preparatory sketches. 
Through 6th November 
London
The exhibition traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists have constructed and performed masculinity. 
News & Announcements
"Pete Finland needs our community’s help. For decades Pete has been an integral member of the Leather community; since 1999, he has been an ambassador for Tom of Finland Foundation." -- Durk Dehner.
Due to overwhelming demand, Tom of Finland Foundation is happy to announce that the 11th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition has extended its entry deadline through 31st August at midnight PDT.
This past Sunday, plenty of art folks and friends of TOM came to celebrate our current artist-in-residence Xiaobing Fan at his mid-point presentation, I come here to listen. Check out the gallery of photos taken by Rubén Esparza.
The Festival is ToFF’s yearly programming effort to bring together artists, galleries and patrons from all over the globe in a socially friendly setting, so that they can network as well as buy and sell works
Today, Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend is one of the city’s most popular LGBT events and one of the largest, longest-running, and most successful Leather events in the country.
A catalogue celebration with music by Silvia Prada and Sunzhique at 99 Scott Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Our current artist-in-residence Xiaobing Fan “doesn’t work with plans”. But we’re holding his feet to the fire for his mid-point presentation I come here to listen.
It was the early 1980s when Jarosław Jurevič Mogutin, born in 1974, made the first decision that would change his life: to leave the Siberian province of Kemerovo where he grew up to reach Moscow...
This weekend, films4fags is returning to TOM House as a part of the 2022 Queer Biennial. Co-curators Stuart Sandford and Jose Tinoco have lovingly selected a handful of short and feature length films that encompass the idea of Queer Diasporas (the theme for this year's iteration of Queer Biennial) and fantasy versus reality.
A self-taught writer and photographer, he became the first Russian to obtain political asylum in the United States on grounds of homophobic persecution
The “Darkroom” capsule celebrates the preservation of homoerotic art in the LGBTQ community.
JW Anderson and Tom of Finland continue their partnership and present their third joint collaboration, consisting mainly of fitted silhouettes on tank tops and hoodies or leather accessories such as bags, fanny packs, and a phone cover.
AllTogether, a now-closed group exhibition including works by over 70 LGBTQ artists from the Tom of Finland Foundation‘s permanent collection, lives on in the catalogue for which this party was organized.
This special portrait series was created at TOM House by Oat Montien, the first Thai artist to be an artist-in residence at Tom of Finland Foundation, will be displayed in this exhibition. These artworks were inspired by Tom’s delicate fine-lined drawings highlighting the masculinity of Thai models and elements in The Sailor.
Since his early works, Tom of Finland has been called one of the most influential creators, with over 3,500 illustrations that depict masculine motifs such as bikers, police officers and cowboys against their stereotypical image.
With skinny legends Harry Styles and Timothee Chalamet leading the charge in the societal shift towards soft-lad culture, it’s the increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community that’s subverting traditional notions of masculinity.
JW Anderson and Tom of Finland continue their partnership and present their third joint collaboration, consisting mainly of fitted silhouettes on tank tops and hoodies or leather accessories such as bags, fanny packs, and a passport cover.
Maybe it’s the heatwave soaring across the continent right now but it seems like so many of the collections coming out of our favourite fashion brands du jour are very, very thirsty.
The winner of the Tom of Finland Grand Prize shall receive this artwork: TOM OF FINLAND Untitled (Preparatory drawing), c. 1975, Graphite on paper, 11.63” x 08.25” (unframed) © 1975 Tom of Finland Foundation.
We are proud to support OutfestLA as a Community Partner. Over 200 films will screen in-person and online. Special awardees include Billy Porter, previous Tom of Finland Foundation Cultural Icon Award-winner Clive Barker, and Big Freedia. Come celebrate 40 years of LGBTQ+ entertainment!
“I was inspired by the AllTogether exhibit here in Paris to let you know I believe so much in the work of the Foundation and what a tremendous impact ToF has had on the creative Gay community, and myself personally.” – Robert Escalera
"I recently had the great privilege and joy to talk with Durk Dehner for an in-depth and quite personal interview for this issue."
"I would incorporate various artifices such as pranayama breathing techniques, sounds from NASA, poetry reading from Oscar Wilde, AA Bronson as well as my own prose, even projection of vintage porn onto the models."
Launch for collection hosted by Jwan Yosef and Tom of Finland Store at The West Hollywood Edition

The session coincided with the release of ODDA first cover featuring Noah L Brown celebrating the new collection.
FOUNDATION UPDATE
304 pages, transparent jacket with 3 postcards of artworks from the exhibition. First edition, 1000 copies.
TAILPIECE
Presented at the at the Tom of Finland
Los Angeles Erotic Art Weekend Awards Dinner. 

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