I posted an earlier version of this on my bondage.com profile a few years back, but I'm sorting through old files at the moment and it came to light again and got dusted down... and no, I haven't used the bondage.com account for a couple of years. I do have more or less current profiles on Informed Consent and Fetlife, if you're interested.
The commission was exciting, though challenging. The wealthy art collector wanted him to undertake a series of oil paintings with fetish elements, all based on well-known works of art.
Degas’ ‘Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe’ was simple; he used a lap-dancing club as the setting for the piece. Though it was just as well the collector was picking up the tab.
Klimt’s ‘Woman Friends’ simply required the addition of some leather, rope and a riding crop.
Brueghal’s ‘Hunters in the Snow’ was an excuse for a skiing holiday. The twist was what the hunters were hunting…
Renoir’s ‘La Grenouillre’ was technically difficult. Suspension bondage off a tree branch is not that easy if the branch overhangs a river and you’re in a small rowing boat.
De Lempicka’s ‘Andromeda’ was straightforward; the original anyway depicted a nude woman in chains. More chains, more explicit pose, and it was done.
It was the last one in the series that caused the real problem – ‘Number 22, 1949’ by Jackson Pollock.