30 of the eggs were sold on March 20th . This segment of the action included Zaha Hadid’s sleek egg which made £45,000 The design evokes an exquisite degree of unfamiliarity from within the formal simplicity of this most recognizable of organic structures; a structured composition of fluidity that reinvents the equilibrium between solid and void. The dynamic curvilinear geometries invite further investigation to reveal a latent complexity; a journey of discovery into the very DNA of its creation. The Marc Quinn donation which realised £40,000.is described by the artist as the beginning of the world. Here the fingerprints of a man and woman are merged into the creation of that new world. The Chapman Brothers entry is currently available and is going for a snip, at £10,000.
One lucky participant will take away the Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Egg worth more than £100,000. You just need to visit each egg to find its unique keyword then text this keyword to 80001 to enter the prize draw*. This is not your farmyard-variety egg, this is sculpted by the world famous Jeweller to the Russian Royal Family Faberge. It is solid 18k gold and encrusted with diamonds and other precious gems. The artists oversized eggs are sculpted, painted and variously decorated orbs by some of the country’s finest talent. Covent Garden’s collection of 24 includes the work of designer Zandra Rhodes, who wrapped her egg in a giant metallic ribbon for added fashion flair. Each egg represents a chance to win the grand prize, so the more you visit, the better. In fact, the event has already broken the Guinness World Record for the most people participating in an egg hunt. But before you put all your eggs in one basket (we couldn’t resist), it’s not just the Fabergé egg up for grabs. The artworks, too, can be snapped up, in an online auction running throughout the event. Bidding will close from 5pm Monday 9th April. All proceeds from the auction go to charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.