TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen.
As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homo-erotic art, the Foundation's original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog of work. Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behaviour or generated a sexual response.
Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. These efforts seek to extol the virtues and cultural merits of erotic art in the promotion of healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.
For more information, visit tomoffinlandfoundation.org
Support the Tom of Finland Foundation by becoming a member. Members receive ongoing discounts at tomoffinlandwines.com and tomoffinlandstore.com
Photo: Martyn Thompson (as featured in TOM HOUSE, book published by Rizzoli in 2016)