This weekend, join Durk Dehner, the Tom of Finland Foundation, and the foundation’s summer 2023 artist-in-residence Felix d’Eon for the TOM OF FINLAND ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 2023. The event in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District includes exhibitions, installations, panel discussions, and d’Eon’s work about Quecholcohuatl, the pre-Columbian musician whose name translates as “Flamingo Snake.”
See info and link below for the festival schedule.
TOM OF FINLAND ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 2023
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8
1000 South Santa Fe Avenue, downtown Los Angeles
Saturday, October 7
Life Drawing Session with Miguel Angel Reyes — noon
Felix D’Eon, Flamingo Snake — 1:30 pm
“Organized Rebellion,” featuring Richard Ayoub, Durk Dehner, Gerald Garth, and Phillip Picardi, moderated by S.R. Sharp — 3 pm
“A Kiki with the House of Avalon,” featuring Hunter Crenshaw, Caleb Feeney, Gigi Goode, Rylie Holden, Marko Monroe, Symone, and Grant Vanderbilt, moderated by Richard Villani — 5 pm
Sunday, October 8
Life Drawing Session with Miguel Angel Reyes — 12:30 pm
2:00p: “A Pornographer’s Guide to Life,” featuring stars Theo Brady, Nick Floyd, Tristan Hunter, Jordan Jameson, Jake Jaxson, and Sharok, moderated by Richard Villani — 2 pm
Ceremony — 3:30 pm
“In Bed with Tom,” featuring Marcel Alcalá, Felix D’Eon, Jordan Green, Jamison Karon, and Jonathan David Smyth, moderated by Champ Daniels — 5 pm
From top: Artwork by Christopher Labine Jr., image courtesy and © the artist; Luke Abby, Untitled #2, 2023, from the Milan Pride Portraits series, image courtesy and © the artist; Felix d’Eon, image courtesy and © the artist; SantiYago Delgado, image courtesy and © the artist; Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2023 poster, artwork by Lalo Ugalde, courtesy and © Tom of Finland Foundation and the artist; Rick Castro, Patrick, 1991, from Castro’s book S/M BLVD, text and interview by Sam Sweet (Los Angeles: All Night Menu Books, 2023), image courtesy and © Rick Castro; Josh Paul Thomas, But You Are Alone, 2019, oil, pastel, acrylic on canvas, image courtesy and © the artist; Tom of Finland: Threesome, edited by Stuart Krimko and Maia Asshaq, texts by Richard Meyer, Brontez Purnell, and Krimko, design by Polymode, Brian Johnson, Michelle Lamb, and Silas Munro, Los Angeles/Raleigh (Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2022), exhibition catalogue cover features Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1982, graphite on found newsprint, book/artwork image courtesy and © Tom of Finland Foundation and David Kordansky Gallery.