March 31, By Christian Murray
Three random sculptures depicting eggs were placed under the 46th Street subway station today.
The eggs, which are about 2 ½ feet tall, are part of a citywide egg hunt where 200-plus egg sculptures have been hidden around the city as part of The Faberge Big Egg Hunt.
The 200-plus eggs have been created by local artists as well as high-profile designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Jeff Koons. One of the three eggs in Sunnyside was sculptured by local artist Soonae Tark.
Each egg has been individually crafted and features an array of colors and patterns.
The egg hunt has a social media component to it. The organizers have created a free download-able smart phone app that allows the public to check in each time they discover an egg. An egg’s location will remain secret until 10 people have checked in. At that point it will appear on the map.
Participants will be eligible for prizes.
From Apr. 18-25, all the eggs will be gathered for a free exhibit at Rockefeller Center, according to published reports. They will then be auctioned off by Sotheby’s and the online auctioneer Paddle8 to benefit Elephant Family.
London hosted a Big Egg Hunt in 2012, while Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin hosted them in 2013.