Wishing everyone a big happy Easter! Currently there is a commotion happening in New York City at the moment over 260 giant eggs have appeared randomly across the city. Before you raise the alarms, rest assured this isn’t a freak of nature but the running of The Faberge Big Egg Hunt 2014.
Following the success egg hunts held in London in 2012 and Dublin in 2014, this event finds itself in the city of New York for 2014, where this public art display gives people the chance to explore the city and locate these individually designed egg sculptures, created by a smorgasbord of creative minds, featuring globally known artists, photographers, fashion designers and architects, such as Zaha Hadid, Ralph Lauren, Tracey Emin as well as internationally renowned photographer, Robert Farber.
Farber’s provocative egg is just one of the current 283 sculptural eggs that were on display throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st to April 26th. From the 18th April they are being featured at the Rockerfeller Center for one week and sold at auction to fundraise for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and Elephant Family, towards the conservation efforts towards the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat.
Farber was thrilled to be participating in this year’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. His global recognition has been established through his books, fine art exhibitions, lectures, TV interviews and award winning advertising campaigns – all in the genres of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Farber works particularly with nudes in fine art as well as being widely known and respected in the commercial realm.
His work is reflected in his provocative and elegant egg design that was on display at the understated and elegant Lowell Hotel on 63rd and Madison Avenue. Constructed from over 300 photographs of his classic nudes, Farber finds a subtle balance in the effect the three-dimensional curves of an egg have on these images. Farber states, “The two greatest challenges that I have experienced is to try to enhance what God has already perfected; the woman’s body and a simple egg.”
The public is welcomed and encouraged to interact with this project by finding all of the eggs via the app created by Saatchi and Saatchi. In conjunction with the upcoming Easter holiday, the more eggs “hunted” using the app, the greater chance of winning prizes through Fabergé. Farber’s egg along with many others will be available for purchase in an auction online through Paddle8 and Sotheby’s.
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Additional information about Farber’s egg can be found at: www.farber.com
Check out a behind-the-scenes making of his egg below: