Last year I was contacted by an amazing woman finishing up work on a documentary called The Playground. It is about the heavy and shocking, but neccesary, topic of the trafficking of children for commercial sexual exploitation. I lent some of my art to the marketing of this film that is debuting this week at the Tribecca Film Festival. The film features the artwork of the amazing Yoshitomo Nara, and is the first time he has allowed his work to be animated. Which brings me to the reason I am heading to New York in a few days. As a way to continue to bring awareness to this topic, the Nest foundation was created. In benefit of it, a gala with a silent auction featuring art from Jeff Koons, Joanne Greenbaum, Todd DiCurcio and one of my paintings is being held. I am beyond excited (and humbled and terrified) to be featured next to these amazing artists. You can go here to learn more about Playgrond and Nest.