Tom of Finland: Benefit Auction 2021

Artsy x Tom of Finland Foundation presents Sexology 101, curated by Brooke Wise, featuring 21 works by 18 diverse artists, all of whom are friends of Tom’s foundation.

Browse lots and place bids before the sale closes on Friday, June 11th at 9:00am PDT (12:00pm EDT).

Tom of Finland Foundation, founded in 1984 by Tom and his partner Durk Dehner, was established to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.

The title of the auction is a play on a classic Sex Ed course, in which the participating artists are your professors and the 101 refers to both an informative curriculum as well as the age Tom would have turned this year. Proceeds benefit the Foundation which serves to protect, preserve and promote art and artists in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Each work ships from a different location, as noted on the individual lot page. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please note 7.5% tax applies to works bought in California.

Note: Auction contains erotic subject matter

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