Alexander McQueen to feature on the new £20 note?

Alexander McQueen to feature on the new £20 note?

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As the UK is preparing to honour a key British visual artist on the next £20 note, to be printed in 2020, Alexander McQueen has already been tipped as the favourite to adorn the paper currency...

As reported by Buro 24/7 Middle East, when the next design of £20 notes takes place by the Bank of England in three to five years time, you can expect to see a visual artist featured on the paper currency. The Bank of England has asked the British public to nominate "people of historic significance" from the world of visual arts to be immortalised on the new £20 note. And only days after the announcement came, speculation is already stacking up that it could be Alexander McQueen's face that makes it to the mint. 

As the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at London's V&A museum has garnered huge interest, and with 2020, the year that the note is set to hit circulation, marking ten years since the designer's death, he is currently a very popular choice.

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said: "Banknotes are the principal way the Bank of England engages with the British public. These sparse pieces of paper from the 17th Century have developed over the years to become the small works of art that are in everyone's wallets."

Whilst nominations are initially coming from the British public, the final decision will be made by Mr. Carney. "There are a wealth of individuals within the field of visual arts whose work shaped British thought, innovation, leadership, values and society and who continue to inspire people today," added Carney.