Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabergé‘s Big Egg Hunt / Artist Designed Eggs

Have you heard about Fabergé‘s Big Egg Hunt? It features more than 270 eggs designed by artists including Tracey Emin, Julian Schnabel, Zaha Hadid, and Marc Quinn, and designers like Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, and Martha Stewart. It is a public art installation doubling as an egg hunt, with smartphone owners vying to capture as many eggs as possibly using a smartphone app (photos of the eggs have been tagged with #TheBigEggHuntNY).

The contest is inspired in part by the jeweler’s famous imperial eggs, created for the Russian royal family between 1885 and 1917. New York’s most famous landmarks provide a dramatic setting for the eggs, which can be found at the The Brooklyn Public LibraryMoMA P.S.1 in Queens, Grand Central Station in Manhattan, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, and Staten Island’s Snug Harbor.

Fabergé is offering three diamond-and-gem-encrusted egg pendant necklaces as prizes.

The eggs are currently up for auction online, with bids starting at $500. Sotheby's will be auctioning off eggs by the 30 most famous artists and designers on April 22. The proceeds will benefit two charities: Elephant Family, which promotes conservation efforts for Asian elephants; and Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing arts programs to New York City schools.

Following The Big Egg Hunt (which ended April 17), all the eggs will be gathered and displayed at Rockefeller Center.

Here are images of some of my favorite eggs included in the auction.  To see all eggs included in the auction, click here.


Beth Katleman for Todd Merrill, Untitled, 2014 Martha West, Equal Love, 2014

Alexis Myre, re-solving problem, 2014

Chris Carnabuci with Ca:Che Studio, Fertility, 2014 Marsha Meredith, Skyline, 2014

Dot Zacharias, Pandamonium, 2014 Zac Thomas, Untitled, 2014

Daniel Dens, Devil Duck, 2014 Ryan Russo for Judith Charles Gallery, Eggcessories, 2014

Sandra Nunnerley, Untitled, 2014 Soonae Tark, Fantasia, 2014

Pat Steir, Untitled, 2014 Tanya Minhas, When Ginger Blossoms, 2014

Sarah Flint, Origami Egg, 2014 Minka Sicklinger, the.royal.flush, 2014

Jill Ricci for Parlor Gallery, Memory, 2014 Peter Max:Global Works, Untitled, 2014

Ran Hwang for Leila Heller Gallery, Healing Blossoms, 2014 Richard Dupont, Untitled, 2014

Jennifer Bartlett, Untitled, 2014 Marc Quinn, Untitled, 2014

Cadogan Tate, Untitled, 2014 Irene Mamiye, Untitled, 2014

Martin Saar, Inspirations, 2014 Isabelle Arpagian, Empress II, 2014

Matthew Weinstein, Koi Egg, 2014 Emery and Whitworth, Twilight's Last Gleaming, 2014

Ambika Conroy, Happy Bunny, 2014

Krink, Untitled, 2014 Minyan Huang, Nest Egg, 2014

Jan Huling for Duane Reed Gallery, Untitled, 2014 Emma Clegg, B, 2014

Jeff Koons, Untitled, 2014

3D Eye, Liberty, 2014 Echo Design, Taking Flight by Echo Design, 2014


Anonymous said...

An interesting take on the easter egg!

Caroline said...

Those are some kick ass eggs!

Tiffany Kadani said...

Those are incredible!

Not to brag or anything, but we have like three of them in Virginia. And I intend on seeing all of them one day.