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Watching Artists Work – the Big Egg Hunt — April 14, 2014

Watching Artists Work – the Big Egg Hunt

Following are a few of the artists showing how they created their eggs for the New York Big Egg Hunt 2014.

“Making a Diamond In The Rough has been a truly rewarding experience! The project took a little over three months and $45,000 to make. Although, Diamond In The Rough is egg #023 we were lucky enough to be the first to collect our precious egg for this wonderful event. The sculpture is composed almost entirely Swarovski Xirius Crystals.”

 

Designer, Maggie Norris created a Fabergé Rosebud Corset, inspired by the ‘Imperial Rosebud’ Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Most Expensive Egg — April 13, 2014

The Most Expensive Egg

Jeff Koons 360000The Big Egg Hunt continues this week in New York City and the winner so far for the egg with the highest bid is Jeff Koons, Egg #271

He explains his work:  “When asked to create an artwork based on the egg for Elephant Family and Studio in a School, I immediately thought to incorporate a gazing ball into the work. The egg has been opened up in the center, making reference to modernist sculptures, which generally used the egg shape to refer to a family unit. As its base, we have the yin and yang, the masculine and feminine qualities of the animated seal and walrus, along with the sense of the family unit. The work displays enjoyment of both profound internalizing along with the experience of external vastness.”

Current price listed online: $360,000.00

Zone: Midtown

To see all of the eggs online, or bid on an egg visit Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Week to Hunt for Eggs —
The World’s Biggest Egg Hunt Travels to New York — March 29, 2014

The World’s Biggest Egg Hunt Travels to New York

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Big Egg Hunt NY

2014

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

April 1-26

All Eggs Nest Together in One Location

April 18 – 26

 

It is New York’s turn to play host to the Big Egg Hunt.  Beginning April 1, over 200 egg sculptures, created by leading artists, will be “hidden” in public places across all five boroughs.

Some of the artists transforming these 2 1/2 foot eggs include Diane von Furstenberg, Ronnie Wood, Marc Quinn, Bruce Weber, Zaha Hadid, Peter Beard, Carolina Herrera, Jacques Torres and William Wegman.

At the end of the event, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Studio in a School and Elephant Family.

Participants who enter the hunt will have the opportunity to win one of three Fabergé prizes.  The unique prizes are specially designed Fabergé jewelry egg pendants.

When the Big Egg Hunt took place in London in spring 2012 there were over 1 million participants and 100,000 visitors per day to the final egg display.

 

The Big Egg Hunt – London

 

Artists Creating Their Eggs

 

 

 

 

Celebrate World Water Day — March 21, 2014

Celebrate World Water Day

“780 million people – about one in nine – lack access to safe water.  And 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet.”

One Photo Helps a Family Get Clean Water

I love the work Matt Damon is doing with water.org.  They have a special campaign going on right now where Johnson & Johnson is donating $1 for every photo you donate.  The campaign goes until June 10, 2014 (or until it reaches the goal of $50,000, whichever comes first)

So share your photos and help a family get clean water today.

Water Day.org

Introduction to Water.org