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  • “When people look at my work I want them to feel something.” — Jammie Holmes

    Born in Louisiana and based in Dallas, Texas, Jammie Holmes is a self-taught, neo-expressionist contemporary painter. His raw, energetic oeuvre addresses complex religious, political, and contemporary issues. The colourful passion of his canvases belies a very thoughtful symbolism and vulnerability. Born to a Sierra Leonean father and raised in an impoverished household in Southern Louisiana, Holmes’s paintings tell the story of contemporary life for many black families in the Deep South, celebrating family, ritual and tradition amid the everyday turmoil and scars of poverty and racism. Despite not having a formal art education - or perhaps because of it - Holmes’s work demonstrates an extraordinary ability to speak to the inequalities of life in a simple and powerful way.


    Represented by the Library Street Collective, Holmes’s work forms part of distinguished public collections including the Dallas Museum of Art.

    • Provenance

      Private Collection, Texas (acquired directly from the artist)
      Private Collection, USA
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



signed and dated 'Jammie Holmes 2019' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
122.3 x 91.4 cm. (48 1/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

HK$180,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021