Coindesk: Most Influential 2019
THE LONG LIST
CoinDesk readers voted on these 21 people and they could also suggest two more they thought should be on the list.
I was approached by CoinDesk this year and asked if I would be interested in painting the portraits for their very popular 'Most Influential' series. I was definitely up for it even though I was in the middle of my Crypto Picasso series, which was meant to show in London early 2020. I ended up opting to put the Crypto Picasso show on hold for the time being and focus on this new project.
CoinDesk writers and contributors come up with a long list of the year's most influential people in the space and this list is then voted on by the readers. I'll be informed which influencers have made the final selection the end of October; however, I won't be able to say who they are until the CoinDesk articles are published with my artwork in December.
A very big thanks to CoinDesk Editor Ben Schiller and Art Director Luis Buenaventura for inviting me onto this project and for their support and guidance throughout it. 🙏
THE SHORT LIST
Find out early December
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