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I soon joined him on AAW and then went on together to found the Art & Antiques Monitor.

I have very happy, if somewhat hazy memories of many gallery openings and the daily lunchtime visit to the Mermaid Theatre Bar in Blackfriars, with David dressed in his then trademark velvet jacket and Paisley silk scarf.

David was extremely knowledgeable, a good writer and editor and a very nice person. Such characters are rare and will be much missed.

Andrew Crisp