Artist Jesse Krimes secretly created works of arts while locked up for six years in federal prison. Directed by Alysa Nahmias, the documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes will be released by MTV Documentary Films, opening in theaters starting Friday, September 30 at New York at Quad Cinema and Los Angeles at Laemmle Monica Film Center.
While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art – including an astonishing 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home.
As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence.
Featuring in the documentary are visual artists Jesse Krimes, Russell Craig, Jared Owens, Gilberto Rivera.