1. Occasionally, The Double Dealer makes an appearance to complete the portrait, guided by no other policy than need, chance or coincidence. The Double Dealer was a literary magazine published in New Orleans between 1921 and 1926, ”with no policy whatever but that of printing the very best material it can procure”, which included the likes of Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. The title of the publication and its tagline, “I can deceive them both by speaking the truth”, come from William Congreve’s 1693 play of the same name.

2. Matthew Dickman is an American poet and author of All American Poem published by American Poetry Review and Mayakovsky’s Revolver, published by W. W. Norton & Company. His poems have appeared in McSweeny’s, Ploughshares, The Believer, The London Review of Books, Narrative Magazine, Esquire Magazine and The New Yorker among others.

3. Gerard Hemsworth is an artist living in Hastings, East Sussex.

4. The American artist Tom Sachs lives and works in New York City. As an artist-inventor, engineering and industrial processes play an important part in his practice. His sculptures, based on cultural icons and incongruous branded goods, are produced in his Lower Manhattan workshop.