Master Tom to be auctioned at ‘Dine with the Stars’

Besi Besemar September 12, 2018

Brighton Bear Weekend to auction Master Tom donated by the Strange Case Company at this year’s annual Dine with The Stars dinner on October 18.

MASTER Tom is a one-off piece of art donated to Brighton Bear Weekend by Jamie Durrant at the Worthing based Strange Case Company.

The artwork is based upon a Tom of Finland illustration. Tom wears the iconic ‘uniform’ of a clone in black leather jacket, black cap and chains.

The piece measures 72.5cm by 72.5cm and is finished with Swarovski Crystals that mark out the constellations they would have appeared on November 7, 1991, the night that Touko Laaksonen, the creator of Tom of Finland died.

This limited edition of one is printed on aluminium with an estimated worth of £2,000. It has to be seen to be appreciated and can be viewed at Prowler in St James Street, Brighton

The auction will take place at the annual Dine with the Stars dinner, hosted by Davina Sparkle on Thursday October 18 at Jury’s Inn Brighton Waterfront between 6.30pm and 12.30am.

Tickets are £29 and include a 3 course Gala dinner. You choose which table hosted by the 14 Brighton and London cabaret stars you wish to be on. All of them will perform during the night.

To buy tickets for this event telephone 01273 725331.

The event including this auction will be raising money for the Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum who provide essential services to LGBT+ people across the city.

Graham Munday
Graham Munday

If you can’t attend on the night, you can bid by telephone. For more details contact Brighton Bear Weekend at:

Chair of Brighton Bear Weekend, Graham Munday says: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to auction off this great work of art to a sophisticated crowd at Dine with the Stars. We would like to thank David, Billie, Jamie and all those involved for their help. Happy Bidding.”