ART & KRIMES BY KRIMES – Review by Carol Cling

Focusing on the life, times — and crimes — of artist Jesse Krimes, this award-winning documentary offers a compelling portrait of the artist as a young man, delving into how and why art helps artists discover not only their artistry but themselves. Krimes’ recollects his “train wreck” youth, which culminated in losing a college art scholarship — and being convicted of selling cocaine, ultimately landing him in federal prison. For Krimes, incarceration leads to a true artistic breakthrough. After experiencing Krimes’ journey, chances are you’ll understand how this artist’s mind works — and appreciate the opportunity to do so.

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