DANTEmag editor. Rock critic/broadcaster. All You Need Is Rock author. Forbes, ARTINFO contributor. Ex-Bloomberg. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts.

Column syndicated worldwide. I write about art and culture, for Artinfo; music industry, for Forbes; luxury and lifestyle for DANTE, which I edit; rock music for everyone!. I previously was Bloomberg' rock critic and Muse global team leader. I also write books. I previously worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Sotheby’s Raises $21.6 Million as De Balkany Sale Sets Paris Record

enfr.blouinartinfo.com — Sotheby's raised an above-estimate €19.3 million with what it said was the most important auction ever staged in France for a collection of decorative arts and paintings. The total, equivalent to about $21.6 million, was amassed with the three-part sale this week and last week.

Future Stars Shine as National Youth Theatre Mixes Gang Warfare With Shakespeare

uk.blouinartinfo.com — Romeo and Juliet indulge in a little time travel, ending up in a world of 1950s teddy boys and violent rockers. The play is alternating with a brutal contemporary story called "Pigeon English" with equally scary undertones - knife crime and gang warfare.

Sotheby’s Champions Bordeaux With $1 Million Château La Mission Haut Brion Sale

blouinartinfo.com — Sotheby's sales coming up next month include a wealth of Bordeaux, led by the $1 million auction of wines direct from Château La Mission Haut-Brion in New York on October 19. Meanwhile the auction house's event in London on October 12 features an important private collection of great Bordeaux from top châteaux, with a century of vintages crossing the block.

Big Cats Need Rehoming: Barn-Find Jaguar E-Type to Rival Restored XK150 at Auction

blouinartinfo.com — Two classic Jaguars in completely different states of repair will be rivalling each other in the next H&H auction. The two big cats are similar in age, but could hardly be more different. One is a fully-restored XK150, looking very much like it would have done when it left the showroom in 1959.

Interview: Boy George Helps Marilyn With ‘Love or Money’ Comeback

uk.blouinartinfo.com — Boy George and Marilyn are sitting in the basement of a London hotel to talk about their breakup, makeup, make-up, and a most unexpected comeback. It is worth saying at the outset that Marilyn is in fine voice for his reggae-flavored new single, "Love or Money," with George co-writing and producing it, as well as the album that will follow.

New Porsche 911 R May Fetch $390,000 at Bonhams

blouinartinfo.com — Most car auctions feature classic vehicles of a certain age. But, for something totally different, Bonhams is offering a brand new Porsche 911 R, which was only delivered in July this year.

Bruce Springsteen Opens Up in ‘Born to Run’ Memoir: Review

blouinartinfo.com — For all the critical acclaim, Bruce Springsteen remains remarkably modest amid his battles, his demons and insecurities. The singer-songwriter, now 67, lays some of his struggles bare for the first time in his new autobiography, "Born to Run," which is likely to be one of the best-selling books of the year.

Reissues Reach Record As Elvis, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd Join 2016 Bandwagon

Blue Diamond at $3 Million Leads Colored Stones in Bonhams Sale

Auctions Transformed as ‘Millennials’ Buying Online Overtake Traditional Buyers, Barnebys Says

blouinartinfo.com — New young entrants into the art market are worth more than traditional wealthy clients, according to a report by Barnebys. The auction industry is being transformed by "millennials," an army of collectors bidding online, according to research by the sales aggregator.
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