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While locked up for six years in federal prison, the 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 Krimes’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. Leaning into his own identity as a convicted felon and celebrated artist, Krimes turns the spotlight on people still in prison, asking us to question surface representations and recognize overlooked beauty and power.

The story unfolds through original footage and animations made in collaboration with the award-winning animator Molly Schwartz and Krimes.

While locked up for six years in federal prison, the 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 Krimes’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. Leaning into his own identity as a convicted felon and celebrated artist, Krimes turns the spotlight on people still in prison, asking us to question surface representations and recognize overlooked beauty and power.

The story unfolds through original footage and animations made in collaboration with the award-winning animator Molly Schwartz and Krimes.

While locked up for six years in federal prison, the 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 Krimes’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. Leaning into his own identity as a convicted felon and celebrated artist, Krimes turns the spotlight on people still in prison, asking us to question surface representations and recognize overlooked beauty and power.

The story unfolds through original footage and animations made in collaboration with the award-winning animator Molly Schwartz and Krimes.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.themodern.org/film/art-krimes-krimes

TICKET INFO

$7-$10
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