ANGELA V. B. HUDSON
Since founding Hudson Art Advisors in 2017, Angela has assisted a variety of collectors and estates with services ranging from soliciting proposals and valuations of items for sale to overseeing the transport and installation of
significant art collections. The items entrusted to Angela’s care range from cutting-edge contemporary art to vintage vehicles, antique books, furniture and decorations, 20th-century design, jewelry, modern, impressionist, and 19th-century European and American art of a combined value exceeding $20 million.
She has negotiated the economic terms of sale, advised on presentation and marketing strategies, reviewed contracts, and provided oversight and assistance throughout the auction or private sale process.
Angela’s expertise was finely honed during her 35-year career with Sotheby’s Inc., beginning in New York in 1980. From 1988-90 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 Sotheby’s Philadelphia Office in 1999, and thereafter named Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.
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, and the Philadelphia Antiques Show. (list incomplete)
Career highlights include:
• 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
• Estate of Andy Warhol – valuation, marketing, and sale – 10-day auction achieved $25 million
• Secured the sale of Pablo Picasso’s Au Lapin Agile. $40.1 million price, world record for the artist as of year of sale
• Director of Trust and Estate Services Department which oversaw the sale the Estate of John T. Dorrance, Jr., $140 million sold
• 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
• Secured sale of Estate of Ned L. Pines, $10 million
• 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
• Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – marketing and promotion, $50 million sold
• Secured sale of Beethoven Piano Sonata for Four Hands discovered in Philadelphia Seminary, sold for $1.95 million
• Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild – negotiated and sold for $17.5 million
• Secured sale of “One Cent Magenta” stamp – $9.5 million, world record price for any stamp