Gengoroh Tagame's VHS Pornspiration
MASSIVE GOODS presents an outdoor screening of iconic Japanese artist Gengoroh Tagame's favorite American VHS gay pornography from the early 1980s, including works by Joe Gage and John Christopher. This event will feature DJs from NYC party Bubble T, plus exclusive documentary footage depicting Tagame's long history with the Tom of Finland Foundation, and a discussion of Gage and Christopher's impact on Tagame's early career in gay manga and erotic art.
In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland. 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 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.
Tom of Finland Foundation (View)
1421 Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026