The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt
Hosted by Sotheby's
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, Jacques Torres, Jay Godfrey, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Maggie Norris, Marc Quinn, Marchesa, Matthew Weinstein, Martha Stewart, Naeem Khan, Peter Beard, 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 other non-profits, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt caused a frenzy in London in 2012, set two Guinness World Record Titles and ultimately raised over $1.5 million for charity. The 2014 hunt in New York benefited both Elephant Family and Studio in a School, a charity dedicated to providing students with a full and meaningful visual arts experience.
Special thanks to Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery, New York.