OLIVE OYL AND MILK: : SONGS FOR BASQUIAT
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: