The cow (1988) Cor Dam
This work by Cor Dam is made up of flat surfaces of corten steel and then painted in a black / white spot pattern, which refers to a cow. The steel plastic was donated to the Municipality of Rotterdam in the context of the 75 anniversary of the housing association 'Voor het Huisgezin'. Cor Dam has made several Corten steel plastics that are similar to these. There are four other variants, three of which have been relocated to Prince Alexander in 2018. They differ slightly from the figure and are painted in different colors and patterns.
Cor Dam (Delft, 1935 - Delft, 2019) followed a course at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts 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. He was also a lecturer at Delft University of Technology from 1988.