Irish pop star Bono annoyed art-lovers at CHRISTIE'S London auction house on Monday night (6OCT03) with his enormous bodyguard.

The U2 star was presiding over a private exhibition of his own painted illustrations for a charity edition of children's classic PETER AND THE WOLF, but managed to avoid the other guests by sticking close to his massive minder.

One fellow partygoer fumes, "We were all invited guests and several people wanted to talk to Bono about his art but couldn't get near.

"His bodyguard was just pushing people aside. It was as if he was performing at (concert arena) Wembley, not attending a private view."

08/10/2003 13:32