Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Modern Tribalism" at the Leather Archives

Leather Archives & Museum Press Release

Leather Archives & Museum announces Fakir Musafar celebration
Fakir as The Perfect Gentleman, 1959

November 10th, 2010

The Leather Archives & Museum announced today that it will host a celebration of Fakir Musafar on June 24th, 2011 at its 6418 N. Greenview Avenue location in Chicago. The event will celebrate Fakir's fifty year's research and exploration of primitive body decoration and rituals and the addition of the Fakir Musafar collection to the museum. An exhibition of this collection will coincide with the event.

Fakir, the Father of the Modern Primitive Movement, has contributed to spirituality, body modification and SM culture through books, photography, films, lecture and performance. He has appeared on NBC's Faith Daniels Show, CBS's People Are Talking, CNN's Earth Matters and the Discovery Channel (Beyond Bizarre). He has also appeared in documentaries for The Learning Channel, TBS, FX, and the 2001 film "Modern Tribalism". For more information about Fakir Musufar, visit

This event is made possible by a generous grant from The Cumulus Fund.

About Leather Archives & Museum
The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter. For more information about the LA&M, please visit

Leather Archives & Museum
Rick Storer
Executive Director

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