Tom of Finland’s influence in homoerotic art continues to make us all hot-and-bothered. And this weekend, the next generation of gay artists are paying tribute to the man who so fiercely illustrated leather daddies, bubble-butt cowboys and other hyper-masculine Adonises.

The city of Los Angeles is hosting its annual Tom of Finland Art Fair this weekend, from October 2 to October 4. The art and culture festival is taking place at the TOM House, a gorgeous three-story residence in Echo Park where Tom of Finland himself resided in the 80s and 90s. Almost 30 years later, the house will showcase the artwork of over 30 kinky artists who have been largely influenced by the original peeping Tom.

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In addition to displaying erotic illustrations and photographs, the Tom of Finland Art Fair will also include a short film screening by Bruce LaBruce, sexy performances, life drawing sessions, discussions, drag shows, erotic poetry readings by Steven Reigns, male bellydancers, a sunset tea dance and even a special celebration of Gore Vidal (a grade-A perv, for sure) in the dungeon.

Presale tickets are no longer available, but you can still get them at the door. We recommended getting the three-day pass for $25. Not convinced? Below is a sample of some of the Tom of Finland-inspired artworks on display at the fair, curated by Stuart Sanford and Rubén Esparza.

The work depicted below is by the following artists: David Atilano, Tank, Olaf, Tall Paul Gellman, Go Mishima, Jeremy Lucido, Michael Kirwan, Michael D. Allen, Rick Castro, Gio Black Peter, Jakal, Paul Buijs, Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Alton DuLaney, Franco Americano, Fetish-Artist.com, Flaming Artist, E. Salvador Hernandez, Valentine Hooven and Antebellum.

Images: Tom of Finland Foundation

2 Comments

  1. It is absolutely amazing how gays always try to compare the gay struggle to the black struggle, yet I never see any representation of black gay men! Look at the artwork alone, there are Asians and Hispanics represented, but no blacks? Really? Could this be why the black community does not readily stand by the gay community as much because that same color line exists just as much, if not more? Take a look at major gay publications and see for yourself.

  2. That’s weird. Who’s job is it to produce black gay art? Surely if you find there’s a nice to explore, go explore it! Oh wait: is it again the white gay’s fault black art is not fully explored? What your post demonstrates is a bizarre sense of entitlement and laziness. Other than that, it is utterly nonsensical.