Wet Paint in the Wild: Artist Jammie Holmes Goes Museum-Hopping in New York and Cruises Through Dallas With His Dog Tyson

The artist takes us through a week in his life.

Jammie Holmes.

Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, the freewheeling—and free!—spinoff of Artnet News Pro’s beloved Wet Paint gossip column, where we give art-world insiders a disposable camera to chronicle their lives on the circuit. To read the latest Wet Paint column, click here (members only). 

Jammie Holmes burst onto the scene about two years ago as one of the more promising self-taught painters of his generation, and hasn’t looked back since. After mounting shows at Various Small Fires and Marianne Boesky, his star has continued to soar in the lead-up to his first-ever museum retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth titled “Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible,” which opens this August. Let’s take a look at a week in his life…

After years of supporting and living by the Paper Planes motto, “Greatness Is A Process,” I had a chance to visit the Paper Planes / ROCNATION headquarters.

After a month of virtual meetings with Ronnie, Megan and Just C, I met them in person.

Enjoying the Paper Planes / ROCNATION rooftop. NYC is one hell of a city!

I totally had to do this photo for my city. When I travel, I keep in mind the folks back home I represent. Greatness is a process! The slogan I live by.

The art collection at Paper Planes / ROCNATION is amazing. This is one of the many pieces of art here. Nick Cave is amazing.

While still in NYC, I caught up with my close friend Beverly Fishman who had an amazing exhibition at Miles Gallery.

Beverly is a superstar. It was amazing to see her be embraced by so many people. Well deserved for all the time and hard work she put towards creating and being part of art history.

Kim and I enjoying the Michaela Yearwood exhibition at Marianne Boesky gallery.

Spent the day museum hopping and found an amazing exhibition at The Met. Lauren Halsey on the rooftop was a sight to see.

Back home to my favorite things in life outside of my kids. Music, art, and cars.

Headed to my studio. Most people have furry dice hanging in their Impala, I have a Paper Plane.

Studio life, major pick up! This painting will be at my first solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum Of Fort Worth. The painting was loaded into the truck and then into the crate located inside the truck.

I’m going to miss these paintings. They lived in my studio for close to a year. But I’ll see them again in August!

Using this film camera for these photos really makes this Vietnam soldiers painting look 10x special for some reason.

Me and Tyson supervising the situation.

When it’s all over with, Tyson does his daily “the coast is clear” walk.

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