The cow (1988) Cor Dam

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About the artwork

This work by Cor Dam is constructed from flat surfaces of Corten steel and then painted in a black and white spot pattern, which makes it refer to a cow. The steel plastic was donated to the Municipality of Rotterdam as part of the 75th anniversary of the housing association 'Voor het Huisgezin'. Cor Dam has made several Corten steel plastics, which are comparable to this one. There are four other variants, three of which were relocated to Prins Alexander in 2018. They differ slightly in figure and are painted in different colors and patterns.

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About the artist

Cor Dam (Delft, 1935 - Delft, 2019) was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He is not only a sculptor, but also a painter, draftsman and ceramicist. After his studies he became a designer at De Porceleyne Fles in Delft. From 1988 he was also a lecturer at Delft University of Technology.

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