Phoebe Hoban

PH_photo_finalPhoebe Hoban has written about culture and the arts for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Stre512OopbR0kL._SY346_et Journal, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, ARTnews, and The New York Observer, among others. Her biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Basquiat, A Quick Killing in Art, (1998) was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

attachmentHer biography of Alice Neel, Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty, 2010, was named one of the Best Books of 41D1T+7oe2L._SY346_the Year by New York Magazine; one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Village Voice; one of the Ten Best Biographies of the Year by Booklist; and a Sunday Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her most recent book, a biography of Lucian Freud, Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open was published in April, 2014.

She lives in New York City. Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, came out as in e-book in May, 2016.