CONSTANCE
Constance Mensh, photographer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, posts original work and other imagery. Loosely organized by style, theme, color and even more likely- whatever is going on at the time. Contact me at constance.mensh@philamuseum.org
CONSTANCE
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Michael Snow reviewed (and on the cover!) of Artforum’s April Issue.
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Thomas Chimes, Untitled (John Lennon), 1969, in the South Philadelphia home of Marie and Robert Matticks.
© Constance Mensh (Dmitri Chimes and collection of Marie and Robert Matticks)
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ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
ICA Philadelphia Opening Celebration for Ruffneck Constructivists, curated by artist Kara Walker, DJ-ed by Questlove, February 12, 2014.
All photography © Constance Mensh
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Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.


All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Seven monks from the Bongwon Temple, perform the Yeongsanjae ceremony, Buddhism’s most magnificent and impressive ritual in front of a massive sacred tapestry, as part of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, in the Museum’s the Great Stair Hall.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Happy Valentine’s Day. I love this installation (and poem); lovely to experience and a treat to photograph.
philamuseum:

CUPID’S PICK:
O blue-black hair, pennon with sheen and shadow fraught, You give me back the vast blue skies of dawn and dusk, As on the downy edges of your tresses, caught In your soft curls, I grow drunken and hot, distraught By mingled scents of coconut and tar and musk.
Sapphires, rubies, pearls — my hand shall never tire Of strewing these through your thick mane — how lavishly! —  Lest Life should ever turn you deaf to my desire! You are the last oasis where I dream, afire, The gourd whence deep I quaff the wine of memory.
­ From La Chevelure (Of Her Hair) – Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire’s sensual poem from 1859 inspired Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture “Blue Black” (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete), currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, Gallery 268.
Happy Valentine’s Day. I love this installation (and poem); lovely to experience and a treat to photograph.
philamuseum:

CUPID’S PICK:
O blue-black hair, pennon with sheen and shadow fraught, You give me back the vast blue skies of dawn and dusk, As on the downy edges of your tresses, caught In your soft curls, I grow drunken and hot, distraught By mingled scents of coconut and tar and musk.
Sapphires, rubies, pearls — my hand shall never tire Of strewing these through your thick mane — how lavishly! —  Lest Life should ever turn you deaf to my desire! You are the last oasis where I dream, afire, The gourd whence deep I quaff the wine of memory.
­ From La Chevelure (Of Her Hair) – Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire’s sensual poem from 1859 inspired Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture “Blue Black” (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete), currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, Gallery 268.
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Steve Gunn, Kurt Vile and Lee Ranaldo at The Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, 1/8/14.
© Constance Mensh
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Michael Snow installing his new show ‘Photo-Centric’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with curator Adelina Vlas.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Michael Snow installing his new show ‘Photo-Centric’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with curator Adelina Vlas.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Michael Snow installing his new show ‘Photo-Centric’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with curator Adelina Vlas.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Michael Snow installing his new show ‘Photo-Centric’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with curator Adelina Vlas.
All photography © Constance Mensh for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
Scenes from Moscow, Part 1: Church of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ (1629), TASS Press Agency, Gorky House Museum.

All Photos © Constance Mensh
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creepycrawl:

Now who’s that knocking, who’s that knocking on my chamber door?
– LOU REED

(Heroes and Kings your distance keep; In peace let one poor poet sleep.)
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creepycrawl:

L.A. COLLECTION: Manson Family at Death Penalty Vigil (1971)
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creepycrawl:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
xo,
Zodiac

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