New artwork from renowned low-key street artist Banksy was discovered by staff members at Southampton General Hospital in England.
The painting called ‘Game Changer’ depicts a child playing with a caped nurse with a face mask on instead of the Batman and Spiderman action figures, sitting in a waste basket beside the child.
The piece is meant to be a tribute for healthcare workers on the front line painting them as ‘real superheroes’ in comparison with the fictional ones we know.
Insider reports that a letter from Banksy was also left alongside the painting which reads, “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.”
A spokeswoman for Banksy told The Guardian that the artwork will be displayed publicly and eventually auctioned off to raise money for NHS charities after coronavirus lockdowns are lifted.
Chief executive of University Hospital Southampton NHS foundation trust, Paula Head, said that the painting was a “massive boost to morale for everyone who works and is cared for” in the hospital.
Head also mentioned that many of her colleagues had been directly impacted by the losses of fellow staff members and friends alike.
She then went on to praise Banksy’s efforts of choosing to recognise ‘the outstanding contribution everyone in and with the NHS is making, in unprecedented times.’
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