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13 Attempts to Become a Rooster - 1

Wolfgang Lettl1977

Lettl Collection

Lettl Collection

The series "13 Attempts to Become a Rooster" dates back to the years 1977/78.

The series may be considered a surreal Curriculum Vitae.

The bottom half of this first image shows Wolfgang Lettl's index finger (at age 58) breaking through an eggshell and pointing straight up. At the left upper edge of the image there is a figure whose whole arm is pointing in one direction. Upon closer examination it turns out to be Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin as he is often depicted, pointing left.

In 1919, the year of Wolfgang Lettl's birth, the Communist International was founded on Lenin's initiative and Lenin was at the pinnacle of his authority. The appearance of Lenin in this image clearly shows that Wolfgang Lettl's life was greatly influenced by political circumstances.

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