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Wuku 19 – Tambir

Title: Wuku 19 – Tambir
Artist: Dadang Christanto
Year: 2012
cast aluminium, enamel, gold leaf

Dimensions: 24x16x16cm
Price: $ 4,900
Inscriptions: title and artist signature on the base.

Notes: these works are hollow cast aluminium ‘tabletop’ sculptures with a solid base, weighing approximately 2kg each. There are 30 heads in the series, each wuku corresponding to a day of the Javanese Pawukon calendar and containing relevant traditional imagery.
Presided by a god named Shiwa, a hypocrite, arrogant likes to boast. Unable to give protection and sarcastic. Illustrated as gajah meta ana ing cancangan (a tied elephant gone berserk), physically and mentally powerful but faces many difficulties.

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