With a new series of postage stamps in Finland and a film bio in production, Tom of Finland is hotter than ever. Now, the annual art fair named for the legendary artist, who died in 1991 at age 71, is set to unspool this weekend in Los Angeles. This year, the fair returns to TOM House (1421 Laveta Terrace in Echo Park), the iconic property where it has been held previously. And visitors will have the opportunity to tour the historic home, including the attic space that served as Tom of Finland's own bedroom and art studio.
Presented by the Tom of Finland Foundation, the art fair will showcase more than 30 emerging and established artists from the United States and around the world, including the work of Rick Castro (above), Dusti Cunningham (below), Stuart Sandford, Jeremy Lucido and Gio Black Peter. There will also be workshops and panel discussions, plus various artwork, such as sculpture, photography, paintings, sketches and digital renderings, available for sale. The event runs this Saturday, October 4, from noon to 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5, from noon to 5 pm. There will be drawing workshops both days from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is a $10 suggested donation (for general public) and $8 (for Foundation members and non-fair artists). For more information, click here.
PS. And yes, that's Scandal star Guillermo Diaz in a leather hood in top pic!