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“Faberge Big Egg Hunt 2014”: Art for charity

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New York City is a haven for the arts. There are always new exhibitions in museums all across the city and, frequently, public artwork is commissioned so everyone can enjoy artistic creations even if they are not big fans of exploring museums. Many times publically commissioned pieces of art are tied into charity endeavors and/or the season. The “Faberge Big Egg Hunt” is an art project, exhibited publically throughout NYC, that is both a charitable event and a playful ode to Easter.

“Faberge Big Egg Hunt 2014” is being hosted by Faberge, the world’s most iconic artistic jeweler. From April 1 to April 26 over 260 giant fiberglass eggs will be placed around the five boroughs of New York City. Each egg will be designed differently due to collaboration with trend-setting artists and designers. The event is being held in order to raise funds for the “Elephant Family” and “Studio in a School” charities.

New Yorkers are encouraged to take part in the “big egg hunt.” By downloading an app it is possible to “collect” each egg by scanning in the barcode on each sculpture. According to the official Faberge website:

“Participants who enter the hunt will have the opportunity to win one of three Fabergé prizes, with a combined retail price exceeding USD 125,000. The unique prizes are specially designed jewellery egg pendants in gold and diamonds set with exquisite Zambian emeralds, Mozambican rubies or Zambian amethysts. The colored gemstones for the prizes are kindly donated by Gemfields, the world's leading producer of ethically-sourced, rare colored gemstones. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt will culminate in a grand auction held by Sotheby’s where the giant egg sculptures will be sold. All proceeds will go to the two charities Elephant Family and Studio in a School.”

The New York egg hunt follows the success of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in London in 2012, which set two Guinness World Records and ultimately raised over $1.5 million for charity. Hopefully, the New York egg hunt will raise even more money for the worthy charities that the event supports.

For more information on The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt please visit: http://www.thebigegghunt.org/

Cactus Egg
Cactus Egg Meagan J. Meehan

Cactus Egg

This sky blue egg is decorated with an interesting pattern of cactus-like images all over the surface. It is very eye catching and, from a distance, it resembles a polka dot pattern.

Circular “Eggs” Egg
Circular “Eggs” Egg Meagan J. Meehan

Circular “Eggs” Egg

This brightly colored egg is truly fantastic to behold. It’s vibrant colors make it irresistible to look at and each and every one of the circular “eye-like” patterns are painted with depth and texture.

Neon Egg
Neon Egg Meagan J. Meehan

Neon Egg

This egg is one of the brightest and most noticeable. It is also one of the most conceptually interesting designs because it was created using layers of neon-hued plastic, not fiberglass. It is impossible to ignore and one of the most impressively creative.

 Paisley Egg
Paisley Egg Meagan J. Meehan

Paisley Egg

This egg uses a classic paisley design entwined with gentle, almost-pastel, colors. This egg is among the most resembling of a classic Easter egg and that gives it an air of charm and old-fashioned class.

Three-Dimensional Butterfly Egg
Three-Dimensional Butterfly Egg Meagan J. Meehan

Three-Dimensional Butterfly Egg

This egg is one of the most strikingly brilliant since it incorporates a patterned butterfly design with an actual three-dimensional sculpture on one side that conveys several dozen butterflies in flight—as if they are just landing on or taking off from the egg.

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