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.
How to become a rare book collector
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: artists turning heads at Art Market San Francisco
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 the most exciting artists
The Banksy effect: the rising popularity of urban art
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