13 Attempts to Become a Rooster - 9

Wolfgang Lettl1977

Lettl Collection

Lettl Collection
Augsburg, Germany

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

The series may be considered a surreal Curriculum Vitae.

In Image Nine the rooster erupts from a mountain. The Great Dictator makes his appearance. He tries to carve his nationalist ideologies into everyone's brains. At the foot of the volcano people are wandering through the area. Clouds are darkening the sky, a strip of light appears on the horizon.

Is there a glimmer of hope or is the sky getting darker and darker?


  • Title: 13 Attempts to Become a Rooster - 9
  • Creator: Wolfgang Lettl
  • Creator Lifespan: 1919/2008
  • Creator Nationality: German
  • Creator Death Place: Augsburg
  • Creator Birth Place: Augsburg
  • Date Created: 1977
  • Location Created: Augsburg
  • Style: Surrealism
  • Physical Dimensions: w35 x h32,5 cm (without frame)
  • Original Title: 13 Versuche ein Hahn zu werden - 9
  • Subject Keywords: The Great Dictator, Adolf Hitler, Surrealism, Lettl
  • Type: Oil painting
  • Rights: Florian Lettl
  • External Link: 13 Attempts at Becoming a Rooster - Number 1 - 13 _, _ VIDEO: Die Anfänge
  • Medium: medium-density fibreboard, oil paint
  • Art Movement: surrealism
  • Art Form: painting in oil

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