Sotheby’s Institute of Art
MA, Art Business
University of Pennsylvania
BA, Economics, Minor in Art History
New York University
Coursework in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts
Certificate: Institute in American Furniture and Decorative Arts
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Compliant through January 2021
Art Market Metrics: An Overview - Webinar
Appraisers Association of America, 2020
Understanding the Metrics of the Art Market
ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference, 2019
The Sales Process in Detail (Module 5) for Art Advisory 201
One Art Nation, 2019
Art Demystified: An Inside Look into the Art Auction Market
The Cornell Club of New York, 2019
The Untapped Collaboration – How Business and Art Appraisers Can Work Together
ASA New York and New Jersey Chapters, 2017
“An Examination of the Relationship between Fair Market Value and Buyer’s Premium for Estate Tax Purposes,” Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Journal, New York State Bar Association (Spring 2011): Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 135-138
“A Seemingly Small, but Major Victory for Visual Artists,” Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Journal, New York State Bar Association (Summer 2010): Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 125-129
Alanna Butera, MA, is a Senior Art Advisor to AltaView and is based in New York City. Alanna also serves as President and Head of Appraisals and Advisory at Butera Art Advisory and Management, LLC (BAAM). AltaView has partnered with BAAM to provide art appraisal and advisory services to our clients nationwide.
Alanna and her experienced team of specialists provide appraisals and other advisory services in the following areas:
Fine art, including Post-War and Contemporary Art, Impressionist and Modern Art, American Art, European Art, Old Masters, Prints and Multiples
Classic cars and motorcycles
Fine and rare wine and spirits
Books and manuscripts
Carpets and rugs
Other collectibles and personal property
Alanna leverages her experience in the art market and the appraisal process in BAAM's work on appraisals, sales advisory, and collection management for its clients.
Alanna’s experience includes working at international art auction houses and leading independent appraisal and advisory firms. She services clients and their advisors in the valuation and disposition of art. As an art appraiser, she assists clients with traditional art appraisals for estate, insurance, collateral, damage/loss, and charitable contribution purposes with a focus on modern art and post-war and contemporary art.
With her background in economics, Alanna is uniquely positioned to handle the most complex appraisals and analyze art market metrics and statistics. She has a specialty in complex art valuations such as artists’ estates and the appraisal of undivided interests which involve fractional interest discounting.
Alanna received her Master of Arts in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York, NY) and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She has also taken courses in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art at New York University and completed the certificate program in American Furniture and Decorative Arts at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.
Prior to founding BAAM, Alanna served as a Director of Valuations, Trusts & Estates at Bonhams Auction House in New York. She also was a Senior Fine Art Appraiser at O’Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc., providing art appraisals and fractional interest analyses. In addition, Alanna was an Appraiser at Pall Mall Art Advisors and Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. She is a frequent speaker on the art market, appraisal matters, and estate planning for art and personal property collections.