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About Judith Hess

With more than 20 years of experience working in art collection management, Judith Hess owns and operates Jude Hess Fine Arts, LLC. Originally based in London, the art firm recently opened in New York. As operator, Judith Hess manages and catalogs collections, conducts research, curates exhibitions, and facilitates sales transactions. In addition, she investigates the worldwide fine arts market and works as an intermediary in selling and purchasing artwork.

Prior to opening Jude Hess Fine Arts, LLC in 2014, Judith Hess spent three years as international director of business development for Christie’s in London. She managed and developed high-net-worth collections and served as the primary contact for the firm. Other tasks she performed included conducting private sales, placing collectors’ artwork in museum exhibits, and covering art fairs and events sponsored by Christie’s.

She also spent three years as a director of private clients and as a contemporary art specialist for Phillips Auction House, also in London. While there, Ms. Hess managed a contemporary art fund that focused on up-and-coming and young artists as well as consigning and selling artwork at auctions and private sales.

Work experience

Dec 2011Oct 2014

International Director, Business Development

Dec 2009Dec 2011

Director, Private clients



Jan 1987Jun 1988