Rob Sandall has written within the worlds of art, music, books and ballet for more than a decade, splitting his time between rare first editions, urban and contemporary exhibitions, and lavish live performances.
From a painstakingly curated bookshelf to large-scale library rooms, the challenges and delights of rare book collecting have long tempted devotees of the printed page
State of the art
It's hardly a surprise that a city as creatively successful and diverse as San Francisco is able to host an art fair of nearly 100 galleries each year. Rob Sandall picks out artists who are turning heads
What was once known as street art has evolved in scale, technique and public perception. Rob Sandall finds out why collectors are getting more and more interested in the urban art scene