The Riding Crop
This unusual statue in green and gilt patinated bronze, The Riding Crop (c.1930) by Bruno Zach, went under the hammer at Bonhams recent Design from 1860 auction in London and fetched a world record price for the artist of £97,250. Dominatrix meets 1930s chic. It reminds me of a dentist I used to have some years ago. She went riding in the mornings and occasionally turned up at the surgery in jodhpurs and riding boots under her white coat. I often wondered if I'd get a whack across the thighs with her riding crop if I didn't open wide enough.