Illustration by Alisa Yang.

DECODER

Movers and Shakers

In the middle of this issue where we talk all about the movers and the shakers, I think I should drop in a note saying…
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Illustration by Alisa Yang

DECODER

Q & A with Anuradha Vikram

Anuradha Vikram is a transcultural critic, curator and educator who’s worked with a variety of contemporary artists from around the world and I’m not. So…
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DECODER

DECODER

A Life in Art, LA Style

“I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top”—Claes OldenburgNearly everyone who has ever written about…
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Illustration by Alisa Yang.

DECODER: A Guide

A Guide To Artists Who Don’t Make Their Own Art

① Non-Dickheadsa) If 90 people are credited with making this art it’s okay because it looks like it might’ve actually taken 90 people to make…
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DECODER: Shades of Fame

Get It While You Can

Art fame is a weird fame: I know artists whose work has been seen by millions who can’t pay the rent. I know artists with…
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Decoder: The Money Pit

Where art goes to die

The influence of money on art, you may have heard, is pernicious—or toxic, or corrupting or it is another word that means “bad.” Especially these…
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