Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: Real Biography" (2013)

The Den, detail, 2012
Installation view from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: ...And Then It All Came Back to Me" at James Cohan Gallery, New York, November 8–December 22, 2012
Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" episode, "Trenton Doyle Hancock: Real Biography"
Artwork courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

"I learned how to draw on that floor. [My grandmother] would throw paper and some crayons over there. She would watch the 700 Club and sew on her quilts, or gossip on the phone while I was down there, on that floor. So I was very close to it, and internalized it."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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