Triomf (1995) Kees Verkade
This statue was commissioned by Dura Bouw Groep and was unveiled in 1995 by Prince Bernhard. Artist Kees Verkade was chosen because he is known as a virtuoso in this field with his extensive oeuvre of bronze sculptures. In Triomf Verkade's figurative traditional style is recognizable. The three figures show an upward movement. They form almost one figure that makes an impetus to jump up: where the lower one is almost burdened by a heavy load and the middle one wrestles itself loose, the upper one already knows how to free itself completely and raises its arms jubilantly to the sky and throws its head in his neck. The image is three-dimensional: the three figures almost form a spiral, which has a different, but equally interesting view from each side. The statue is located next to the entrance of the Rabobank head office on the Blaak 333.
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.