After bringing us inside his home, Banksy has unveiled a new artwork at Southampton General Hospital in the UK. The piece is titled Game Changer, and it honors healthcare workers during a time when they’ve been needed most.
The black and white piece shows a young boy playing with a doll nurse, while his Batman and Superman figurines sit unused in a basket beside him. The nurse is depicted wearing a face mask and a cape, suggesting that she is the real superhero.
BBC reports that the painting has been hung near the emergency department of the hospital. Banksy then left a note for employees that reads: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.”
Game Changer will remain on display at Southampton General until the fall, when it will be auctioned off to raise money for National Health Service charities.
“The fact that Banksy has chosen us to recognize the outstanding contribution everyone in and with the NHS is making, in unprecedented times, is a huge honor,” said Paula Head, CEO of the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. “It will be really valued by everyone in the hospital, as people get a moment in their busy lives to pause, reflect and appreciate this piece of art. It will no doubt also be a massive boost to morale for everyone who works and is cared for at our hospital.”
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