Trenton Doyle Hancock - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    James Cohan Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, 13 February 2010, lot 205
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Benevento, Italy, ARCOS - Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, C’era una volta un re. La Fiaba Contemporanea, October 2006 - February 2007

  • Artist Biography

    Trenton Doyle Hancock

    American • 1974

    For almost two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has been constructing fantastical narratives of the battle between good and evil. Hancock pursues his singular vision and distinctive means of storytelling across a variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, print and the performing arts. Featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial, Hancock was one of the youngest artists in history to participate in the museum’s prestigious survey at the time and has garnered acclaim for his exuberant worlds suffused with autobiography and fantasy.

    Hancock's complex mythological battles at once recall biblical stories that the artist learned as a child from his family and local church community, comic-strip superhero battles, and medieval morality plays – all conveyed through a visual language that merges disparate influences such as pulp fiction, comic books, abstract painting with references to forebears as varied as Hieronymus Bosch, Max Ernst, and Philip Guston.

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Cult of color salad

oil, acrylic, ink, graphite and mixed media collage on canvas
154.5 x 154.4 cm. (60 7/8 x 60 7/8 in.)

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £21,875

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Under the Influence

London 11 December 2013 2pm