Join Gengoroh Tagame in L.A. at the Tom of Finland Foundation on...



Join Gengoroh Tagame in L.A. at the Tom of Finland Foundation on Thursday night at 7pm for a discussion of Japanese gay erotic art history with Richard Hawkins, Graham Kolbeins, and Anne Ishii!

Jiraiya (児雷也) at the Tom of Finland Foundation on March 19th,...





















Jiraiya (児雷也) at the Tom of Finland Foundation on March 19th, 2015. What an amazing night! Jiraiya was humbled and overjoyed to be in Tom’s house, see his original artwork up close, and meet Durk Dehner, Tom’s partner.

Jiraiya (児雷也) at the Tom of Finland Foundation on March 19th,...





















Jiraiya (児雷也) at the Tom of Finland Foundation on March 19th, 2015. What an amazing night! Jiraiya was humbled and overjoyed to be in Tom’s house, see his original artwork up close, and meet Durk Dehner, Tom’s partner.

I’ll be representing MASSIVE at the Tom of Finland Art Fair in...





I’ll be representing MASSIVE at the Tom of Finland Art Fair in Los Angeles this weekend. Come by, say hello, and indulge in the pleasures of this unique celebration of erotic art at the TOM House in Echo Park! 

The Art Fair will showcase more than 30 artists, both emerging and established, from the USA and beyond. Workshops and panel discussions will be held, and artwork – spanning sculpture, photography, paintings, sketches, digital renderings and more – will be for sale.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour TOM House, including the attic space that served as Tom of Finland’s bedroom and studio.

Saturday, October 4th: Noon - 6pm | Reception 6 - 8pm
Sunday, October 5th: Noon - 5pm

Drawing Workshops both days, 1-5pm

The annual Tom of Finland Art Fair is returning to TOM House this...







The annual Tom of Finland Art Fair is returning to TOM House this year:

Situated on a quiet street in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, TOM House is the site where the artist Tom of Finland lived and worked for the last decade of his life, producing the erotic drawings for which he was internationally renowned. Preserved in homage to Tom, the House is visited by fans from around the world. The House also remains a home for the operations of the Tom of Finland Foundation, whose archives comprise the world’s largest repository of erotic art.

If you’re at all interested in Tom of Finland or the legacy of gay erotic art in general, I highly recommend taking a pilgrimage to the TOM House! I’ve been a handful of times and always have a great time. Peruse the Tom of Finland Foundation tag to see photos I took of some of the amazing Japanese gay erotic art they have in their archives.

The Tom of Finland Art Fair, happening October 4th and 5th, 2014, is a great excuse to check out the house! If you’re an artist yourself, apply to participate in the fair here.

Also, check out the foundation’s Emerging Artist Competition! Deadline: November 3rd, 2014.