Exterior of Tom of Finland's Echo Park home
| Now headquarters for the foundation
Tom of Finland (aka Touko Laaksonen) made some of the most iconic gay images ever and is probably one of the more broadly under appreciated and unknown illustrators of the twentieth century. This is probably due to his art's homoerotic and fetishistic nature. But even if the subject matter is not your thing you must get past it to appreciate the talent and skill the guy had. This makes a pilgrimage to his house and studio a must. It is open by appointment and special event only.
Palm treelined street
| A quiet, handsome block where the foundation is located