Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Few More from The Big Egg Hunt in New York City

I was in the city the weekend before Easter for my wine class, and was thrilled to find ALL the eggs from The Big Egg Hunt in Rockefeller Center! I had to take a few more photos for myself, and to show you as well. This was such a fabulous event, and along with people having fun, raised money for two important charities. You can check out their facebook HERE for more information, and they show how they ship the eggs to the auction winners. 

You can also check out my other post on the eggs HERE  which has the Jeff Koons egg which sold for a record $900,000.00 !! 

130 years ago, jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé started a luxe Easter tradition that retains its prestige to this day. 

PETER MAX/GLOBAL WORKS
Untitled, 2014
Beads, acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
"The egg is a beautiful feminine shape that gives life in nature, so I approached this large Fabergé egg as a canvas to paint a feminine profile and heart surrounded by a harmonious blend of spring-colored brushstrokes."
RASMUSSEN, NEW YORK
Diamond in the Rough, 2014
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Fabergé's 1914 Mosaic Imperial egg, Diamond In The Rough showcases a dazzling display of Swarovski's world-renowned Xirius crystal. With over 60 shades and 100,000+ hand-set stones this masterpiece is for sure to catch the attention of any onlooker.

RYAN E. CRONIN FOR PARLOR GALLERY
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
I wanted to create something so sweet, you could almost taste it.

JOYCE J. SCOTT
Untitled, 2014
Glass, beads, grout, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 45 pounds
DESCRIPTION
I seldom make drawings, I let her rip. Here I’m using my skills as a bead artist employing the peyote stitch and its variations and mosaic techniques to reimage Fabergé's luxe. I seem to always be drawn to the figure, but love the abstract designs easily rendered and integrated with beads, showing the glimmer and tradition of high craftsmanship, while spinning a contemporary tale.
MATTIA BONETTI FOR PAUL KASMIN GALLERY
Untitled, 2014
Wood, paper, acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
Inspired by The Mark Hotel’s interior design by Jacque Grange, Mattia Bonetti transforms a perfect egg and creates a strong contrast with black and white visual and graphic effects, and incorporates twigs, polyhedral sculptures, small spheres, crumpled newspapers, pearl beads and feathers
Beth Katleman for Todd Merrill
If Marie Antoinette and Howdy Doody met and decided to make a giant egg, and they happened to have over 600 handmade porcelain flowers, pearls, bunnies and cast flea-market treasures at their disposal, this is the egg they would create. I’ve always loved the fancy sugar Easter eggs with little bunnies inside, though my bunnies might be inclined to misbehave... says Beth Katleman of her egg.

FAIG AHMED
GLITCH IN REALITY, 2014
Plastic, paint
Dimensions Variable - Height: 54 inches Weight: 50 pounds
DESCRIPTION
“A glitch in reality” is a work designed so as to reflect an alteration of conventional structure and ornament. A cyber space is where we feel liberated and nothing seems impossible. In the real world, however, even a slight change can be confusing as it comes to conflict with our delicate and fragile human logic.

ECHO DESIGN
Taking Flight by Echo Design, 2014
Vinyl wrap, metal, acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 36 inches
DESCRIPTION
For over 90 years, we have drawn inspiration from nature and nothing is more magical than butterflies taking flight. --Echo Design
BROOKE DAVID
Sunny, 2014
Acrylic paint, leather, plastic, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
"SUNNY sees himself as iconic as the Empire State Building, as welcoming to New Yorkers as that big green Lady Liberty. SUNNY IS, after all, The Original New York Taxi Egg."
JASON WOODSIDE
Petey, 2014
Acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
This egg is based on my own nostalgic color pallet. Contrasts combine to create thriving energy and positive vibrations.
JASON MIDDLEBROOK FOR DODGE GALLERY
Untitled, 2014
Glass, grout, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 31 inches Weight: 50 pounds
DESCRIPTION
Every year my daughters and I decorate holiday cookies. I did it as a kid in a house full of artists and now we do it and my kids love it. My egg felt like a big holiday cookie with reflective frosting and black sparkles. My goal was to make it sparkle.
CHRISSY ANGLIKER
PSYCHEDELIC FLOWER EGG, 2014
Acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
I associate this project with the actual memory of decorating eggs during Easter time in anticipation to a warmer season, channeling bright dyes and psychedelic colours with natural accidents in process. 

FRANK HYDER FOR REBECCA HOSSACK GALLERY
Fish Egg, 2014
Acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 45 pounds
Signed
DESCRIPTION
Frank Hyder has participated in an impressive 150 group shows and 80 solo shows. For his 'Fish Egg,' a reference to caviar and the Russian heritage of Fabergé, the spiral form of the egg is used with the image of swimming koi. From a distance the egg appears like a liquid capsule of new life. Silver leaf adds to the rythmic fludity, further symbolizing life.
KELSEY BROOKES FOR QUINT GALLERY
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
Signed
DESCRIPTION
I endeavored to complement and elaborate the structure of the egg by enhancing its outline.
MAGGIE NORRIS COUTURE
Interpretation of the Faberge Imperial Rosebud Egg, 2014
Fabric
Dimensions Variable - Height: 32 inches Weight: 40 pounds
DESCRIPTION
"Designer Maggie Norris created a 'Fabergé Rosebud' Corset, inspired by the Imperial Rosebud Egg by Peter Carl Fabergé. Her egg, for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, is a reconstruction of both the Fabergé imperial Rosebud Egg (1895) and her inspired 'Fabergé Rosebud' Corset."
CHELSEA HRYNICK BROWNE
eggagami, 2014
Paper, acrylic paint, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 36 pounds
DESCRIPTION
Let nature, art and magic serve as inspiration for a geometric, ornamental and psychedelic egg.
SARAH FLINT
Origami Egg, 2014
Suede, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 30 inches Weight: 40 pounds
DESCRIPTION
In Fall 2013 Sarah Flint launched her eponymous luxury footwear brand, combining artistic sensibility with a modern style. With a firm belief in expression through subtlety, detail and fine material while drawing on inspiration from delicate and intricate Japanese origami, Sarah Flint's egg is made entirely from pieces of leather manipulated as paper is in origami.
3D EYE
Liberty, 2014
Acrylic paint, plaster, fibreglass
Dimensions Variable - Height: 36 inches Weight: 45 pounds
DESCRIPTION
Creative liberty is a precious human right, one that I hope continues to flourish in this divine metropolis


The inaugural edition of the Egg Hunt in London in 2012 raised over $1.5 million

Proceeds will benefit Studio in a School, which sends professional artists to teach underprivileged New York school children, and Elephant Family, which protects Asian elephants and preserves their natural habitat.

“Our underlying ethos is to perpetuate this artistic legacy in our contemporary jewelry designs, but also by getting involved with artistic collaborations,” says Fabergé’s creative and managing director Katharina Flohr. “With the egg shape being so iconic to Fabergé, we could not refuse this opportunity to get involved with the Big Egg Hunt in New York.”

I have yet been able to find out how much The Big Egg Hunt raised, but I am sure it was quite a nice amount of money to be given to the charities above. Well done !!

***This is a re-post from 2014, but I enjoyed these eggs so much, I felt the need to share with you again. I hope they do this again in the city, it was such a fun event and raised money for a fabulous cause as well. 





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