Phoebe Hoban is a New York-based journalist who has covered art and culture for a number of major publications, including The New York Times, New York magazine, The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, Harper’sBazaar, and ARTnews, 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. Her biography of Alice Neel, Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty (2010), was named one of the Best Books of the Year by NewYork magazine, one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Village Voice, and one of the Ten Best Biographies of the Year by Booklist. Her most recent biography, Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open (2014), was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick.
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