The Hugger Erotic Bronze Attributed to Bruno Zach

  • This seemingly innocent sculpture is an erotic work of art attributed to Bruno Zach
  • The devil lifts from the base to reveal a figure known as The Hugger
  • Zach is famed for his Art Deco-era erotic sculptures of exceptional design and quality
  • His works are increasingly difficult to find and highly sought by collectors of fine erotica
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Item No. 30-9032

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Austrian artist Bruno Zach is considered the "wild man" of erotic figures, and this Art Deco objet d'art is certainly inspired by his creativity. At first glance, the sculpture appears to be the figure of a devil. However, upon closer examination, the mischievous rogue can be lifted from its base to reveal a woman happily embracing a phallus in an erotic arrangement is known as "The Hugger" in Zach's body of work. This particular specimen, unlike most, features polychrome elements that add a decorative element to this well-known erotic sculpture.

Bruno Zach was born in Vienna and worked in Austria as well as in Germany. Famous for his fine bronzes made for the Wiener Bronze, or Vienna Bronze manufactory, the Ukrainian-born Zach was best known for his figures of flirtatious, sexually liberated young women. His favorite motifs were exotic dancers and nudes, and his pieces often dealt with the roaring nightlife of the 1920s.

Circa 1920

7 7/8" wide x 9 1/2" deep x 13 1/4" high
The Hugger Erotic Bronze Attributed to Bruno Zach
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Austria
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Depth: 9.5 Inches
Width: 7.88 Inches
Height: 13.25 Inches
Style: Art Deco

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