Posted by Nate Williams
Olaf Hajek is currently one of the world’s most successful and well-known illustration artists. His work can be seen in newspapers including the Washington Post and the New York Times, in magazines such as Rolling Stone and Time, in advertisements for international brands, and on stamps for Great Britain’s Royal Mail. Despite the diversity of his clientele, Hajek makes no aesthetic compromises. His characteristic style, which is infused with a folkloristic naivety and freshness, is what makes his work appealing to a broad audience and range of customers. Now his personal work is garnering increasing attention on the international art market.
Black Antoinette is a collection of Olaf Hajek’s most recent work. Consisting mostly of editorial contracts and commercial portraits, the examples in this book showcase a remarkable style that has become more free and painterly over the last several years. The preface was written by Dr. Philipp Demandt, the head of Berlin’s Old National Gallery.