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AltaView has partnered with Butera Art Advisory and Management, LLC (BAAM) to offer art appraisal and sales advisory services to its clients. BAAM is a leading provider of art appraisals and sales advisory, and is headquartered in New York City and has an office in Summit, New Jersey as well as representatives across the United States and Europe.

Primary Services

Through our partnership with BAAM, AltaView can assist our clients with art appraisal and sales advisory services. BAAM’s experienced team of specialists includes experts in all areas of fine and decorative art, jewelry, classic cars and motorcycles, fine and rare wine and spirits, books and manuscripts, design, Asian art, stamps, coins, and other collectibles and personal property.


BAAM offers art appraisal services for the following purposes:

  • Estate Planning and Estate Tax

  • Artists’ Estates and Blockage Discounts (Market Absorption Analyses for Single Artists or Concentrated Portfolios)

  • Undivided Interests and Fractional Interest Discounting in Personal Property

  • Insurance

  • Damage/Loss

  • Charitable Donations

  • Divorce and Equitable Distribution

  • Art as Collateral


BAAM’s appraisal reports are objective and confidential, are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and meet all IRS requirements. BAAM’s reports are prepared directly by BAAM’s senior professionals and are customized for each appraisal purpose to comply with strict reporting requirements. In addition, BAAM’s experts have experience supporting clients with IRS audits.

Sales Advisory 

BAAM assists with sales of art, jewelry and collectibles through auctions, dealers, galleries, and private sales. BAAM and its experienced professionals are uniquely positioned to serve as an agent for its clients at every step to ensure a seamless process.

BAAM aims to help clients meet their sales goals by maximizing proceeds and by achieving any other objectives. They ensure that items are sold through the best-suited venue and location at the right time with enticing and appropriate pre-sale estimates and favorable terms. By working with BAAM’s most senior professionals, rather than approaching sales venues as private individuals, clients obtain lower seller’s fees and minimize other related costs.


BAAM is a full-service art appraisal and sales advisory firm that assists clients with appraisals, sales advice, collection management and logistics. BAAM’s principals and specialists have over 40 years of experience advising and assisting clients in navigating the complexities of the international art market.

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