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

Trenton Doyle Hancock at James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" episode, "Trenton Doyle Hancock: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''"

"I guess I could've been a little bit more reckless when I was cutting it out; but, part of me was like, 'No, if you cut it in a way that it maintains its integrity, then I can use this again in some other work.'"
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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