THE FABERGE BIG EGG HUNT
Hosted by Sotheby's, New York City
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt took place in New York City in April 2014. The innovative fundraising exhibit and auction featured over 200 large egg sculptures – each designed by globally-renowned artists, designers, and creatives – and placed throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st – April 26th. Participating artists included Bruce Weber, Carolina Herrera, Cynthia Rowley, Diane Von Furstenberg, Francesco Clemente, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Richard Dupont, Ronnie Wood, Terry Richardson, Tommy Hilfiger, Tracey Emin, William Wegman, Zaha Hadid, and Liane Ricci – who designed an egg in the style of her abstract paintings, called The Gardenica Egg.
During the course of the event, The Gardenica Egg was displayed at both Grand Central Station, and Rockefeller Center. The event culminated with a spectacular auction of the collectible and one-of-a kind egg sculptures, held by Sotheby’s and online via Paddle8. Created as an innovative and engaging platform to raise funds for the Elephant Family, a charity devoted to protecting and reconnecting Asia’s most important forests for elephants and for all of the animals who share them, as well as Studio in a School, a charity dedicated to providing students with a full and meaningful visual arts experience.