The two and a half foot eggs were decorated by a variety of globally renowned artists and designers, such as Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Bruce Weber, Julian Schnabel, Carolina Herrera, Zaha Hadid, Ralph Lauren, etc., and were placed all around the city, waiting to be found! From April 1 to April 25, New Yorker's as well as visitors to the city, were invited to download a special Egg Hunt app on their cell phones that would enable them to enter a code on an egg they discovered, as an entry to a contest with the opportunity to win one of three Faberge jewelry prizes, that had a combined retail price exceeding $125,000 USD!
At the end of the contest, the eggs were gathered and displayed for a few days in Rockefeller Center and then auctioned online, ending April 26, for these two charities: "The Elephant Family," which works to protect these endangered animals, and Agnes Gund's "Studio in a School," which benefits art education in under-served schools in New York City.
The Big Egg Hunt was a resounding success and raised millions for these charities!
I enjoyed seeing many of the eggs and taking their photos! They were all very unique!
Faberge conducted a similar, equally successful Egg Hunt in London in 2102, so maybe their now famous Egg Hunt will be coming to your city in the future?
Above are photos of some of my favorite eggs. Click on to enlarge this photo, and all the other photos in this blog post. You will be able to read the artists name on the podium of most of the eggs above.
What a giant Easter Egg Collage! Be sure to click on this photo collage to enlarge it to view it easier! I could not fit all 260 eggs into my collage, but if you click on the auction link page, here, you will be see many more of them, and learn a bit about them! If you want to buy a miniature version of some of the eggs, available for a limited time, this link has them for sale.
We had our own version of a "Big Egg Hunt" at my daughter and son-in-law's house on Easter Sunday in Colorado! It was muddy outside, as we had rain the day before, so we hid eggs around her house for the children to find. Grandpa and Grandma also gave them small gifts instead of candy, which they enjoyed. The beautiful giant Easter Egg cake was brought by my daughter's friend, from Rheinlander German Bakery in Arvada, Colorado. It was a masterpiece, and very delicious--a chocolate cake and chocolate/raspberry filling! My son-in-law is a wonderful cook and made a delicious Easter dinner buffet for all of us to enjoy. We had a wonderful holiday, and I hope you had the same. Since then I have been traveling quite a bit--I went to New York City for a week and then Chicago, so I'm behind in reading e-mails and comments, but hope to catch up very soon!
Please visit again soon, as I have many more exciting things to show from my recent trips!
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