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An egg hunt for art aficionados.


Brooklyn Bridge Park

When hundreds of New Yorkers hit the pavement this April as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, it wasn’t the candy-filled version they were after. Hunters armed with cellphones scrambled to find and digitally tag 250-plus outsize “eggs” created by renowned artists, designers, architects and brands, scattered around all five boroughs—like these by, from left, Bellery & Co. globe-makers, artist Jason Woodside, fashion designer Naeem Khan, street artists D*Face and Retna, and the art duo Simon Emery and Shane Whitworth. The prize? One of three Fabergé gemstone pendants worth a combined $125,000. After the last of the eggs was uncovered, they were auctioned at Sotheby’s, with proceeds benefiting the conservation effort Elephant Family and New York City art-education initiative Studio in a School.