Title: Wuku 4 – Kurantil
Artist: Dadang Christanto
Medium: cast aluminium, enamel, gold leaf
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.
Kurantil: Presided by a god named Langsur. Easy to gain the favours of other, patient and undemanding, but has strong convictions. Holding a banner, has a great future to prominence. Illustrated as woh-wohan (fruits), unpredictable livelihood depending on the season; a millionaire at one time, penniless the next instant.