False and wrong descriptions and copies

 Erroneous description of Yatrides' paintings during Auction sales.
These Paintings are not oils but watercolours on canvas stretched on frame.

These false descriptions could intend to abuse the not informed modest collectors, and more, to manipulate the art market.

On the about six hundred and seventy (670) paintings he created, more than for hundred and fifty (around 450) are oils on canvas (about 360 sold in Europe, the rest being in Yatrides' possession). About eighty (80) are distempers/canvas and some rare ‘a tempera'/canvas. Around one hundred and thirty or one hundred and forty (130-140) are watercolours pigments on canvas

During Yatrides' contracts with S.E. Johnson's International Galleries (Chicago) 1955 - 1972, were sent to these galleries watercolours on canvasses stretched on frame. As below, most of them are coming from collectors of S.E. Johnson:

  • ‘Pitcher and Glass' - 1965, Chicago, Lindsman
  • ‘House in “Villars de Lans' (city in the Alps) – 1965
  • ‘Still life in two bunches' – 1965, Chicago Lindsman
  • ‘Composition around a shaddock'– 1958, Chicago, Lindsman
  • ‘Still life with mask –1959
  • ‘Le mur' (the wall) – 1964, Lindsman
  • ‘Yellow roses' – 1965
  • ‘Street scene' – 1960, Christie's NY
  • ‘The lady' – 1958, Cleveland, Wolf
  • ‘Attentive' – 1962
  • ‘Young Turk woman with mask' – 1960
  • ‘Jeune femme à demi-nue' – 1959
  • ‘Keys, half orange and knife near a chair with open book'– 1959
  • ‘Living fish and apple' – 1959


Note 1: Recorded in the headings of auction sales, “Animated landscape with the cypresses” is an erroneous title which is substituted for the title authenticating the original: “The painter and his model” which is an oil work realized on Lefranc paperboard standard .
Note 2: ‘Young Turkish' woman  (dated 1958) is a false picture.

International Registers in art service as AskArt and ArtNET, amended their web pages.. Auctioneers were informed about the above content.
Note 3: Concerning Art Prices, detailed information is related on this web site in "judicial proceedings" chapter.

Yatrides' eleven (11) periods :
Fauve (1945/1948) – Abstract (1948/1951)  –  Breaking off (1951/1955)  –  Initial Graphics (1957/1962) – Fundamental Graphics (1963-1971)  –  Its own period personal school : Apodictic Way one (1971/1982) –  Apodictic Way two (1983/1987)  –  First Synthesis period (1945/1986) -  Second  Period (1987/2011) and  Last Synthesis period (1945/2011) –   Antagone, genuine line,  source of all sciences (2013/2015).

Note : Other wrong descriptions on web concern his work ; confusion between an original work and reproductions : for ex. confusion operated between lithography and posters offset ; confusion between ink drawings and strong engravings (copper plating or etching) ; confusion between crayon-sketches and soft engravings (woodcutting), plus others processes more rudimentary, well known.

Many of its Watercolours/canvas are mono or two colors (camaïeux in French), or with rarely more than three colors. Sometimes they include deep different greenish pigments which result from stressed mixing of two complementary colors : no greys obtained with blacks mixed with whites ;In these last cases, they would be fake realizations.


Some watercolors sent to SA JOHNSON's Interntional Galleries, Chicago
during the period 1955-1970 : monochromes greenish watercolours in the majority and some two (2) colors, the first one being greenish or Brunswick brown basis :

  • ‘The river with two nudes' – 1960
  • ‘Steeple chase' – 1958
  • ‘Le chat' – 1958
  • ‘Nu au livre' – 1958
  • ‘Composition au lampadaire pour un nu' – 1958
  • ‘Nude reading' – 1957
  • ‘La lanterne, l'arbre et la jeune femme' – 1958
  • ‘La charrette' – 1958
  • ‘Tranche de melon' – 1960
  • ‘Nu au drap et plante verte – 1960
  • ‘L'Eurasienne le soir' – 1959
  • ‘Boucherie chevaline' – 1959
  • ‘Portrait' – 1959
  • ‘Petit déjeuner' – 1959
  • ‘Femme alitée au mixer' – 1960
  • ‘La rue la nuit' – 1961
  • ‘Nu dans un miroir' – 1958
  • ‘La Seine en banlieue' – 1961
  • ‘L'assiette et le nu – 1959
  • ‘Jeune femme assise' – 1960
  • ‘Femme et miroir' – 1960
  • ‘Kiosque à musique' – 1961
  • ‘La prière' – 1961
  • ‘Nu assis' – -1961
  • ‘Nature morte au téléphone' – 1961
  • ‘La rue en pente' – 1960
  • ‘Concerto de Prokofiev' – 1960
  • ‘Jeux d'échecs' – 1961
  • ‘Tête à tête' – 1963
  • ‘Le bouquetin' – 1959
  • ‘Soc de charrue' – 1960
  • ‘Le petit port à la plaque' – 1965
  • ‘Paysage au moulin' – 1960
  • ‘Le nu à la tapisserie aux losanges' – 1962
  • ‘Les deux corps' (Jeanne et Ingrid) à Paris' – 1962
  • ‘Jeanne et Ingrid' – 1960
  • ‘Jeanne et Ingrid à Nice' – 1964
  • ‘L'autre femme' – 1963
  • ‘Le coquetier et la théière' – 1963
  • ‘Le défi (femme nue sur chaise)' – 1964
  • ‘Maisons aux arbres' – 1964
  • ‘Le téléphone aux écrevisses' – 1960
  • ‘La fontaine et le seau' – 1961
  • ‘Young girl' – 1960

Since 1955 until 1959 On International Galleries (Chicago) 1959 catalog, water paintings (in inches)

  • Nude with book (37x26)
  • The Penguin (37x17)
  • Crossing the Hurdle (41x21)
  • Bruegelian Landscape (41x19)
  • Family portrait (37x17)
  • Corsican mountain sheep (25x19
  • Argali mountain sheep (26x20)
  • Still life for telephone 37x24)
  • Night light (29x20)
  • Stimulating atmosphere (37x17)
  • Things (30x20)
  • Harmony (26x20)
  • Breakfast (29x20)
  • The almost beautiful Madame T…'30x20)
  • The machine (26x20)
  • Vertige (32x26)
  • La malade (40x29)
  • Two forms (37x24)
  • Détente (46x29)
  • Entire (29x20)
  • Alone (24x15)
  • Past time (24x15)
  • Cold again (26x18)
  • Round the keys (26x18)
  • This lake (26x18)
  • The salt flats (26x18)
  • Erna (24x18)
  • Madame Balevsky (24x18)
  • Twilight theme (29x24)
  • The newspaper (29x24)
  • Tillette (Fillette ?) (26x20)
  • The white mug (24x20)
  • Mother and Child (36x14)

One among many Johnson's catalogs, ‘Contemporary French Masters catalog–March 1959

On a blue chair
White concerto


Nude in a Life
60x92 cm, 1962
Collection particulière USA

Englsh translation by Penelope Hamilton
Mail: yatrides@wanadoo.fr (yatridès and his century)

Extracts from following documents and works : 
Official French Authorities : Government administrative Yatrides' biography" 

Arthur Conte : "Yatridès master of time" SGL 04.03.1991 
Sacha Bourmeyster : "Yatridès and his century" , "Yatridès the painter of invisible reality" , "Yatridès anti-Picasso"SGL24.03.1994, "Interstellars Icons" SGL 31.03.1994, "Yatridès and the Bible" SGL 30.10.96
Samuel E. Johnson : Biographic notes (International Galleries USA)
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès 1954-1993 : Exhibitions (USA permanently, Latin America, Switzerland, Greece, Paris, Provincial France) and Rétrospectives
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès in International Art Festivals :"Great Master Guest of honour" ("International Biennials Canada-France 1987-1989"), "Main Master Guest of honour" ("International Biennials Canada 1988"), "Great Master Guest of Honour" ("International Biennials Vichy, Riom Mozac (Duke's cities), Quebec 1991-1993"), Grand Maître invité d'Honneur
Monographic catalogues, Yatridès : "Main Master guest of Honour" in several important cities organized by Town councils in offices of Mayors ( in France notably : Montmorency residential City)
Schools of Painting Events, USA : "Masters of Modern Art 1910-1960" (Special mention in "Watercolors, Gouaches, Pastels and Drawings from the Cubist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist and Surrealist Schools 1910-1960"), "Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1959" (Art Event following this held by the American Ambassy in Paris (Musée de l'Orangerie, winter 1958-1959 : "From Clouet to Matisse" - Drawings in American Private Collections"), "Specialists in XXth Century Masters" (Special mention in "Collector's Choice").
University theses "The painter outside the tumult" (Sciences et Télécommunications Masters', MSTC Universities Grenoble III 1981), "Public Relations and communications techniques in the service of Painting -Yatridès" (Lehodey-Dissertation mémoire 402 pages, 1983 - School of Press Attachés, Founder and Managing director : Denis Huismans)
Short movies, videos, Broazdcastings: "Yatridès, paintings rails of sky" (Sacré-Coeur Montmartre Paris, Provideo S.A. 1981), "Yatridès the painter outside the tumult" ("René Char" Provideo S.A. 1983), " Yatridès' Art" (Version Originale S.A. 1985), "Germany, Poland, Russia" 1984.
Full-length films : Yatrides' work has fascinated film-makers, movie-directors, semiologists, among the best of our time :
Marcel Carné : Its proposal for a feature film with internationally renowned artists. Scenario provided by Henry - François Rey. Yatridès circumstances had to décline this offer from one of the giants of cinema. 
Jean Delannoy : Famed movie director, film-Makers : "The quality of your painting makes me decide to undertake a film inspired by the originality of your work and items of your own life. It will be for me the consecration of my long career "(24 October 1987) See in "His "life": "His entourage"- "Your life and the beauty of your work, your approach depth numberless still in me the same desire to involved me. With my deep admiration and unwavering friendship". Jean DELANNOY (May 1, 1989). See in the spiral of time (yatrides.org) "Professional notes": "Filmmakers". Despite their great friendship Georges YATRIDES will be unable to take a decision disoriented by the passions his work aroused. 
Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick in 1968 will show in their full-length film the metaphysical amplitude of the monoliths Yatridès Plates. Yatrides did not claim any intellectual property rights on the substance and form, arguments of this film that marked our time. See this site yatrides.com, in his "life": "entourage". In his "work": "Slabs of Yatridès" and "the interstellar icons." 
Yatrides -Kubrick : the interstellar Yatridès plates, substance and driving force of "2001: Space Odyssey". See "His work": "Yatridès-Kubrick". 
Miles Millar : Present days : "Georges YATRIDES is the apotheosis of a Master in terms of artistry (...) His body of work is ethereal, not only aesthetically, but in his innate ability to harness the metaphysical aspect of our nature. He is an absolute in the incessant redefining and evolving anatomy of contemporary art and a gift to all of us. The power of this man's vision is everlasting (...) I was enraptured by the dexterity of his mind (...). Georges Yatrides' work is awe-inspiring and rightfully deserves the position it will take in our collective history, he is a true craftsman of the intangible" : Miles MILLAR, February 17, 2009

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