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Expert Panel

Artiana’s expert panel comprises of in-house specialists and external consultants working in tandem to provide unparalleled scholarship and research across our specialist departments.

Lavesh Jagasia
Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art

Lavesh Jagasia an expert on South Asian art with three decades of experience in the field is also the founder of ARTIANA, and an art publishing firm The Serigraph Studio which has collaborated with most of the leading South Asian artists giving him an in-depth knowledge of these artists' works and their studio practice.

Renzo Freschi
Indian and Gandharan Sculptures
Classical South Asian Art

Renzo Freschi is an expert in Oriental Art and has extensively travelled within Asia since 1971. He has curated over forty monographic exhibitions on different aspects and periods of Asian art and has published several catalogues on the subject. In 2013 he curated the public exhibition The magic of India, from the Temple to the Court, masterpieces of Indian Art, showcasing more than 200 works of Indian art from the most important Italian collections.

J.P. Losty
Indian Miniature Paintings
Classical South Asian Art

J. P. Losty was for many years curator of Indian visual materials in the British Library in London and has published many books and articles on painting in India from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

Janet Rady
Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art

Janet Rady is a specialist in modern and contemporary art from the Middle East, and a well-known figure in the Middle Eastern art field with over twenty five years experience as a curator and advisor. She has been an advisor to leading auction houses and major commercial galleries in this department.

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta brings to our jewellery department two decades of experience in the natural diamond Industry acquired in his family business, in various roles that spanned from mining, rough diamond trading and diamond manufacturing. He is also an expert in the lab-grown diamond sector. Vishal has a BA Sc. From Babson College, and has a graduate diamonds certification from The Gemological Institute of America.

Essie Sakhai
Rugs and Carpets

Essie Sakhai is an expert on the ancient art form of Oriental rugs and carpets. Essie's family has a long history of dealing in oriental Carpets, he gained much of his knowledge from his father Benayahoo Sakhai. Essie advises museums and important collections on collectable rugs & carpets, carrying on the family tradition started in 1766. He has published many books that are regarded as reference material on the subject.