Bernadette Rankine

Bernadette Rankine

the value of art

Bernadette Rankine may helm the South East Asian office of RSPplBernadetteRankine_1

The Spittelau waste incineration plant, an unlikely contributor to Vienna’s art scene

The most unexpected place I have found art
is the Spittelau waste incineration plant in Vienna. They commissioned eco-architect

Some of my favourite things are the glass fish floats I received from my boyfriend after he returned from a trip to Vanuatu. The natives use these to keep the nets they cast from sinking in the water. The floats are of blown glass and coloured and they aren’t being made anymore. He paid only US$10 or US$15 for them and hand-carried them all the way home in a sealed box.

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Published 4th May 2016

Bernadette Rankine

Director, Bonhams Southeast Asia

Rankine overlooks the developments of art, jewellery, whiskey and wine in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and London. Outside work, she enjoys visiting museums, particularly those in Amsterdam and London.