The Riding Crop Quality Lost Wax Bronze Statue
Cast in the traditional lost wax bronze method
Noted for his spellbinding bronze sculptures of tall, erotic, authoritative women, the work of Austrian sculptor Bruno Zach (1891-1935) commands astounding prices at auction. "The Riding Crop," (1925) a European classic, is characteristic of the bare-chested, gartered stockinged, dream-mistress images popular in Berlin, Vienna and Paris between the wars. This Design Toscano exclusive high quality lost wax bronze sexual-fetish sculpture is hand polished in a multidimensional sepia patina finish and set atop a solid black marble base. The dominatrix sculpture is individually cast in the traditional lost wax method, which highlights the sculptural uniqueness and guarantees heirloom quality. Color patina is applied by hand one piece at a time, tone may vary slightly.
6½"Wx5"Dx13"H. 5 lbs.
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Bruno Zach

An Austrian sculptor, he was a prolific creator of tall, athletic, independent women in bronze and bronze and ivory. He produced highly sophisticated women dressed in leather trouser suits, insolently smoking cigarettes, high kicking can-can dancers, proud amazons, bathers clearly capable of swimming the Channel both ways without a pause, huntresses who barely needed their spear to bring down their prey. He produced couples, dancing an erotic tango in which the two bodies almost fused or a farming couple back from the fields, confidently exchanging smiles of affection; kinky images of women in slips or gartered stockings holding whip or riding crop, swirling skirted girls fighting in the wind, haughty women naked beneath a parted fur coat.

He showed both the healthy, outdoor pursuits and the dream mistresses of sado-masochistic Berlin, Vienna and Paris between the wars. He also executed a small number of explicitly erotic figures. A number of his figures were imported to the United States. Several of his figures were adapted as lamps, often with cameo glass shades by Arsall.

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