OLIVE OYL AND MILK: : SONGS FOR BASQUIAT

Christie's
Mar 6, 2014 5:25PM

Before Jean-Michel became Basquiat, and could afford studios and canvases, he painted any bare surface he could find — on walls, doors, refrigerators, and even clothes. In 1979 the artist began transforming the East Village apartment he was sharing with Alexis Adler into just such a living installation. 

Christie’s is honored to host a blockbuster month-long exhibition featuring a grouping of approximately 50 works coming from the apartment where she lived with Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1979 to 1980. A curated selection of 39 works will be sold through a dedicated online only sale held March 3-17.

Alexis shared her favorite songs from that time with us in a Spotify playlist below:

CHRISTIE'S/OLIVE OYL AND MILK: SONGS FOR BASQUIAT

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019