Dancing couple (1979) Kees Verkade
This bronze plastic with the title Dancing couple stands in the garden of apartment complex 's-Gravenzicht. The work of art was made by sculptor Kees Verkade, who mostly made figurative sculptures made of bronze in which movement is a recurring theme. This is also the case in this image, in which a boy and girl hold each other's hands and appear to be dancing around. The bronze statue stands on a granite pedestal, but now there are so many plants around it that it is barely visible. The children seem to really dance among the plants in the garden. Dancing couple was purchased in 1979 by the Association of Owners of 's-Gravenzicht.
Kees Verkade (Haarlem, 1941) already has more than 4.000 images to his name, including countless statues and busts of famous people from high society. His traditional and highly understandable figurative style makes him a popular artist and even a celebrity in the jet set. He has been living and working in Monaco for years, where he is a child at home with the Grimaldi dynasty.