Tim Parchikov - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Burning news has to rouse the consciousness, inflame the heart and render the intellect incandescent.”
    —Tim Parchikov on this series

    In the present monumental work, we see a silhouetted figure holding a burning newspaper within a snow-covered landscape. Photographer and filmmaker Tim Parchikov (Russian, b.1983) describes his Burning News project (2009-2012) as addressing ‘the problem of how human consciousness reacts when the flow of information – the “hot news” constantly bombarding it – reaches a critical point.’ Here, the artist’s aesthetic sensibilities and social preoccupations coalesce: the vibrant flames stand out against the muted background and the isolated figure compels the viewer to reflect on humanity and the effects of mass media. Parchikov has exhibited internationally and received the prestigious ‘Young Artist of the Year’ Kandinsky Prize in 2013.

    • Provenance

      Directly from the artist, 2019


Burning News

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 185 x 125 cm (72 7/8 x 49 1/4 in.)
Frame: 189 x 128 cm (74 3/8 x 50 3/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 6/7 + 2 AP in ink; signed in ink, printed title and number 6/7 + 2 AP on an artist label, both on the reverse of the frame.

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HK$100,000 - 150,000 

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Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024