Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo, installation view at Meislin Projects, 2017
Black Panther Got Loose From the Bronx Zoo | 8 x 8' | Hand-woven tapestry (Gobelin), Wool and cotton | 2017
The tapestry was handwoven in a Chinese factory, specializing in French gobelin weaving. The factory was founded in the 20th century by French entrepreneurs in order to meet the high demand for tapestries in Europe. They supplied the locals with the necessary means of production and taught them the secrets of their traditional craft.
Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo | Video | 10 minutes | USA and China | 2017
This video reveals the story behind the project, documents the working process of the tapestry in USA and China, and features interviews with experts from the field of tapestry making and art history.
A series of preparatory drawings | Watercolor on paper | 9.5 x 9" | 2016
Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo (Tapestry cartoon) | Acrylic on canvas | 36 x 36" | 2016
* This project was commissioned by the American Jewish Historical Society.
© Ido Michaeli, 2017