The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York: April 1-26, 2014

egghunt

Starting this week New York City will host the world’s biggest egg hunt with over 200 egg sculptures hidden across the city for three weeks entitled the Fabergé egg hunt, in which 100% of proceeds go to charity: for New York City children through Studio in a School and Elephant Family, saving the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat. The eggs are about 2 1/2 feet tall (or about 3/4 meter) and will be hidden around the city April 1-17.

The fun of the egg hunt includes a free downloadable smart phone application you can check in each time you find an egg and includes eligibility for prizes.  When 10 people check in at an egg the location will be revealed since eggs’ location will remain secret until then. After reveal the eggs will be on an interactive map!

 

28eb26ffb68ab50a4e0f6a7067001e32_t730

This undated image provided by HL Group shows an egg designed by Martin Handford, the creator of “Where’s Waldo.” The egg will be among 275 eggs hidden around New York City April 1-17, 2014. The public will be invited to find the over 2 feet tall eggs as part of an interactive contest called The Faberge Big Egg Hunt. (AP Photo/HL Group, Maverick Inman) The Associated Press

9a063cdab68cb50a4e0f6a706700682f_t730

This undated image provided by HL Group shows an egg created by designer Benjamin Shine. The egg will be among 275 eggs hidden around New York City April 1 to April 17, 2014. The public will be invited to find the over 2 feet tall eggs as part of an interactive contest called The Faberge Big Egg Hunt. (AP Photo/HL Group, Maverick Inman) The Associated Press

The eggs are designed by famous designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren and countless others. Studio in a School program students will make twenty-four of the eggs. Eggs will be hidden in all five boroughs! Certain of the eggs will be able to be purchased. They will be limited edition, hand-painted ostrich eggs, as well as a range of merchandising created exclusively for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in New York, will be available online and in retailers.

After the hunt is over the eggs will be on view at Rockefeller Center from April 18-25 and then be auctioned off by Sotheby’s and the online auctioneer Paddle8. Mini-replica eggs and a children’s book about the hunt will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, pop-up locations around the city and online.

untitled

Naeem Kahn for the Faberge Egg Hunt

Marchesa for the Faberge Egg Hunt

Marchesa for the Faberge Egg Hunt

Jewelry designer Maria Canale for the Faberge Egg Hunt

Jewelry designer Maria Canale for the Faberge Egg Hunt

London hosted a Big Egg Hunt in 2012, while Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin hosted them in 2013. Find out more information here.

Dumbo Arts Festival 2013

17bfd6a1f6a0841868c30692e94528fa

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Location: East River Cove. Photo credit: 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival. http://dumboartsfestival.com/2013/exhibition/ship-of-tolerance

As Fall’s crisp air flows through the streets of New York City the art world gears up for a full season of fantastic shows and enthralling events. One such event is the DUMBO Arts Festival happening this week in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. A three-day music, art and performance celebration Dumbo Arts Festival 2013 will not disappoint. Formerly an industrial section of the city desolate of visitors, the DUMBO Arts Festival shows you some of the best Brooklyn has to offer. In addition, with a wide selection of food and culture choices the DUMBO Arts Festival also has awesome architecture and Manhattan skyline views. The official Festival hours are Friday September 27th from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday September 28th noon to 9pm, and Sunday September 29th from noon to 6pm with outdoor projections on view through midnight September 27th-29th.

Looking forward to these two things at the DUMBO Arts Festival:

1. DUMBO Walls = Underneath the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) 8 international and local street artists created murals stretching four blocks long through The DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (NYCDOT) and the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Participating artists include CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister, and Yuko Shimizu.

c4328fc5591a4a5c31af427a0f866973

CAM. Location: York and Adams Streets. Photo credit 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival. http://dumboartsfestival.com/2013/exhibition/cam

2. Ship of Tolerance =  In each city, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have schoolchildren create drawings connected to the themes of hope and tolerance that will become sails and. At every stop the boat is assembled on-site by local craftspeople and shipbuilders. Previous iterations of the Ship of Tolerance have been conducted in Siwa, Egypt; Venice, Italy; San Moritz, Switzerland; and Sharjah, UAE with the help of school children. For the Brooklyn launch at DUMBO Arts Festival, the Kabakovs partnered with Studio in a School and received more than 1000 submissions for 150 slots. A sail-raising celebration will let the children and the audience find out which paintings were chosen to create the sail.

 

20_ShipOfTolerance_V1_460x285

The Ship of Tolerance, Siwa. Photo: Emilia Kabakov. http://www.nycgo.com/articles/emilia-kabakov-ship-of-tolerance-nyc