10/24/11

TOM OF FINLAND- PUBLIC & PRIVATE

THIS IS A TEASER-


ANTEBELLUM is honored to present the iconic fetish artist-
TOM OF FINLAND:PUBLIC & PRIVATE

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Tom’s "doodles", graphite on newspaper.
edition print 2011© Tom of Finland Foundation


Antebellum will be presenting NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN collages, "doodles" and photography by
TOM OF FINLAND curated by RICK CASTRO

november 7TH, 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TOM OF FINLAND'S DEATH DAY
please join RICK CASTRO, DURK DEHNER, SHARP
& THE TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION 

opening reception
november 7th
6pm til 9pm

$10 donation

runs thru december 23RD

SALON EVENTS

* NOVEMBER 30TH- OSCAR WILDE'S DEATH DAY TEA PARTY- 3PM TIL 6PM- $10 DONATION

*DECEMBER 9TH- TOM'S CIGAR BAR- HAPPY HOUR- 6PM TIL 8PM- NO HOST BAR- $5 DONATION

*DECEMBER 23RD, CLOSING PARTY- BLACK LEATHER XMAS - $5 DONATION

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Hollywood, CA 90028
323 856-0667

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TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Tom’s collage, 1984, photographic prints & magazine clippings
edition print,2011 © Tom of Finland Foundation

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Touko Laaksonen, best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991) was a Finnish artist notable for his stylized fetish art and his influence on late twentieth century gay culture.
Tom is considered one of the most influential creator of gay pornographic images.
Over the course of four decades Tom produced some 3500 illustrations, featuring men with exaggerated primary and secondary sex traits: heavily muscled torsos, limbs, and buttocks, and large penises. Tight or partially removed clothing showed off these traits, with the penis often visible as a bulge in tight trousers or prominently displayed for the viewer. His drawings frequently featured explicit sexual activity.
curator Rick Castro has chosen a selection of his artwork never seen before by the public.

Tom's collages, "doodles," and photography.
these combination of images are the ideas that eventually became his drawings.

November 7th, 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Tom of Finland.
Rick Castro, Durk Dehener and the Tom of Finland Foundation are very please to present the premiere of these artworks.

about THE TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Touko Laaksonen and his good friend Durk Dehner established the Tom of Finland Foundation, (1984) as a non-profit organization
to preserve the catalog of Tom's work,and to promote erotic art.

about ANTEBELLUM
Photographer & filmmaker Rick Castro founded Antebellum on November 11th, 2005.
Castro considers Antebellum the only fetish art gallery in america and perhaps the world.

TOM OF FINLAND® is a registered trademark of Tom of Finland Foundation, Inc.


The Rancho- fast bed truck of the Tom of Finland Foundation- collages, black primer on metal- 1972

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