Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''" (2013)

The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin', 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: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''"
Artwork courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

"This painting, in a way, has every move that I've ever made in a painting—in one painting."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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