Angela V. B. Hudson, Hudson Art A

Angela’s expertise in the art of negotiation, appraisals, and securing significant auction contributions was finely honed during her 35-year career with Sotheby’s Inc., one of the world’s most prestigious auction houses.


From 1988 to 1990 she served as Vice President, National Director of Trust and Estate Services in the New York office. She subsequently relocated to Philadelphia, was appointed Senior Vice President, Director of the Philadelphia Office in 1999, and thereafter named Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.


Angela is a sought-after lecturer nationwide on topics such as The Current Art Market, The Jewelry Market, The 10 Criteria of Collecting, among others, and has taken part in numerous panel discussions related to the IRS Advisory Service.


She has contributed her skills and expertise to the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Brandywine River Museum, the Philadelphia Antiques Show, Boys Latin Charter School, and the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center in Southport CT. (list incomplete)


Career highlights include:


1987 - Secured the sale of Vincent van Gogh’s Irises. $53.9 million price, world record as of year of sale for any artwork sold at auction


1988 - Estate of Andy Warhol – valuation, marketing, and sale – 10-day auction achieved $25 million


1989 - Secured the sale of Pablo Picasso’s Au Lapin Agile. $40.1 million price, world record for the artist as of year of sale


1989 - Director of Trust and Estate Services Department which oversaw the sale the Estate of John T. Dorrance, Jr., $140 million sold


1989 - Secured the sale of the Estate of Edgar Kaufmann (son of the man who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water in Pennsylvania) – Willem de Kooning’s Interchange achieved a world record price of $20.6 million, (a record until 2006) – sold total $78 million


1990 - Secured sale of Estate of Ned L. Pines, $10 million


1994 - Secured Estate sale of the H. Gates and Lally Lloyd Collection, Haverford, PA – David Smith’s CUBI V sold for $23.8 million, record price for the artist as of date of sale


1998 - Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – marketing and promotion, $50 million sold


2005 - Secured sale of Beethoven Piano Sonata for Four Hands discovered in Philadelphia Seminary, sold for $1.95 million


2012 - Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild – negotiated and sold for $17.5 million


2015 - Secured sale of “One Cent Magenta” stamp – $9.5 million, world record price for any stamp