photos by Maverick Inman
If you’ve seen a giant egg somewhere in NYC today you’re not trippin’ and trust us it won’t be the last. Spring is here and with it comes the 2014 edition of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Beginning today you’ll be able to get a glimpse of eggs displaying the artwork of some of street art’s most renowned NYC artists.
You might be wondering what all the hubbub is about, well check this. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is an innovative and engaging fundraising initiative that includes the rolling out of over 260 large egg sculptures throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st to 25th, 2014. The kicker though is that this year they’ve got a pinch of NY steelo.
Introducing this years livest eggs aka The Street Art Collection. This collection includes some of New York’s finest, from legendary writers like Krink, Cope 2, Indie184, and Cost, to the fresh street aesthetic of Daine, ASVP, and Jason Woodside. Jason, a painter living and working in New York City, teamed up with Marsha an Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi X New York, and also an artist to curate the collection with assistance provided by Chris Vidal from Supra. Both artists have eggs in the Egg Hunt. Marsha had this to say,
‘Its been a privilege working with the team on this project, and we can’t thank the artists and locations enough for their enthusiasm and their great work. Happy hunting, and bidding. ’
Fans of our On The Grind channel will be stoked to hear that skate legends Chad Muska and Mark Gonzales will be representing the West Coast as well as Zac James. Fans from across the pond will aslo be elated to find out that pieces from D*face, Pure Evil, and Nick Walker will be included as well.
The international community has also contributed with beautiful pieces from tattoo artist Minka Sicklinger, originally from the Netherlands, Marka27 from Mexico, and Vexta from Australia, all of whom now live and work in New York. The Big Egg Hunt will also include globally recognized artists, designers, photographers, and creatives from Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Zaha Hadid, Peter Beard, and Marc Quinn.
It’s gonna be tough finding all the eggs sine they are hidden in locations across all five boroughs. However the street art pieces can be found in lower Manhattan locations including Chinatown, Nolita, and the LES; locales were selected to add the character of the streets to the work.
It’s the digital age bruh and bruhdettes so here’s how you can take part in the hunt. Folks are encouraged to download a free app. With the app you can check in at the eggs and enter a sweepstakes to win precious gemstone pendants provided by Fabergé aka better find some eggs and lock in that Mother’s Day gift fam! If your pockets are more Gates than Hoover the eggs will be sold online via Paddle 8, or at a live Sotheby’s auction to raise money for Elephant Family and Studio in a school.
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt made some serious noise in 2012 in London and went on to raise over $1.5 million that year. That was only eclipsed by the resulting media storm and emergence of some fanatical egg hunters. For more info be sure to hit up their official site as well as follow updates from the official “Big Egg Hunt” Twitter and Instagram @thebiggegghuntNY, “like” via Facebook.com/thebigegghunt or take the social media express train and search using #thebigegghuntNY hashtag.
As a gift for our readers we are glad to present the egg, below, featuring the work of Graffiti legends Kaves, Chino, and Net THR. A smaller, replica version of this egg also includes SKUF and Rage Johnson, and will be for sale at The Big Egg Hunt official site and Saks Fifth Avenue and other pop-up locations around the city and online.