Man in a Cube
60,000 to - 80,000 USD
Man in a Cube
signed; and dated, Paul Trefry 2020, under the bottom of the figure
23 ½ by 23 ½ by 23 ½ in. (59.6 by 59.6 by 59.6 cm.)
This work is in good, and undamaged condition
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
From the artist, with Art Renewal Center 2021
The City of Sydney What’s On, “Flesh for Thought by Paul Trefry”, November 15th, 2021, illustrated (online article)
Adam Geczy, “Flesh for Thought”, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 53, Sydney Australia 2020, page 150-151
Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, (Honorable Mention Sculpture), Illustrated p. 294
Sydney NSW Australia , Juniper Hall Paddington, "Tom Bass Prize", (People’s Choice Award), March 6 – 22, 2020
Sydney NSW Australia, National Trust S.H Ervin Gallery,"Salon Des Refuses", September 26-29, 2020, November 2020
Sydney NSW Australia, Wellington Street Gallery, "Flesh for Thought", November 21 – December 18, 2021
New York, Sotheby’s NY, "15th International ARC Salon Exhibition", (Honorable Mention Sculpture) July 16 – July 26, 2021
Born in 1967 in Sydney Australia, Paul Trefry started his own company ‘Creature NFX Workshop’ in 1987 at just 20 years of age. He has produced work for Australian feature films as well as International projects that have taken Paul and his work all over the world. Over the years, Paul has worked closely with such film directors as James Cameron, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott and Baz Lurhmann. Trefry travelled to England where he spent the best part of 1986 working at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Bob Keen’s Workshop at Pinewood Studios, and with Ron Mueck. This trip influenced and turned Paul’s career in a totally new direction: film, television, and the manufacture of animatronics and models. After building his company into the global success it is today, Paul has broadened his horizons into the world of art. His 34 years working in the film and television industry has given him the skills to produce hyper-realistic models of people and animals and the knowledge of playing with scale, constantly drawing inspiration from the time spent with Ron Mueck back in 1986. His works have been published in numerous venues including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Telegraph UK, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail Australia, and the South Sydney Herald among others. His works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia, National Trust S.H Ervin Gallery, Brenda May Gallery, Richard Martin Gallery, the Kings College exhibition, The International Art Contest 2014 (winning 1st place for mixed media), the Sculpture Darling Park Exhibition 2013 (winning 1st prize), Performing Arts Meeting Yokohama, Japan, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, and the Wellington St. Gallery in a solo show titled “Flesh for Thought”, among others. Trefry’s work has also been popular with the general public, winning numerous People’s Choice Awards such as in the Salon Des Refuses 2015, Sydney, Australia, at the Incinerator Prize exhibition at Incinerator Gallery, Aberfeldie, Australia, and at the Tom Bass Prize exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
Please note that while this auction is hosted on Sothebys.com, it is being administered by the ARC, and all post-sale matters (inclusive of invoicing and property pickup/shipment) will be handled by the ARC. As such, Sotheby’s will share the contact details for the winning bidders with the ARC so that they may be in touch directly post-sale.