Spear’s

I joined Spear’s, the wealth management, business and culture magazine, in 2008, first as senior editor then (from 2010-2015) as editor. I was nominated as Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2011 and 2012.

You can see a complete archive of my work here but I’m also gradually putting new and archive pieces up on this website.

Here is a sample (by the time I’d finished) semi-exhaustive archive of what I’ve written for Spear’s, with lots on art but also philanthropy and entrepreneurs (often at the same time):

An interview with Iwan Wirth of Hauser & Wirth

David Zwirner: The art world must save smaller galleries

Benedict Silverman is selling off his Schieles

The rise of private museums in Asia

The story of my family’s social mobility (as told through a borrowed Rolls-Royce)

Contemporary art, philanthropy and technology in Paris

Philanthropy, multiculturalism and Contemporary art in Sydney

Why Oxford University couldn’t survive without philanthropy

MONA’s David Walsh on sex and museums

The runaway Rothschild (pictured above)

Next generation philanthropists

Armory director Noah Horowitz on the fair’s centenary(ish)

Why Americans expatriate – and is it worth it?

The 21st-century diamond trade

Interview with Benedikt Taschen

Kim Dotcom says American government drove Aaron Swartz to his death

Hublot’s Jean-Claude Biver makes a Big Bang

Art philanthropist Anita Zabludowicz and the Olympic legacy

Operatic philanthropy hits a high note with the Rosenblatt Recitals

The billionaire Egyptian entrepreneur and the revolt in Tahrir Square

Vitalie Taittinger on her family, her chateau and exporting champagne to China

Raqib Shaw Ra-jazzles the Manchester Art Gallery

The head of UBS Wealth Management on philanthropy, the eurozone and rogue traders

Huntsman’s Roubi L’Roubi on fashion, physics and fitting in

The World, the floating home for the super-wealthy

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