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Banksy Gifts A Hospital His Newest Painting Where He Honors Healthcare Workers
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Banksy Gifts A Hospital His Newest Painting Where He Honors Healthcare Workers

A month after publishing his last piece of a rat-infested lockdown bathroom, Banksy is back with another painting. This time, however, his artwork is much more wholesome and pays tribute to health care workers that are at the frontlines of battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Banksy posted the artwork on his Instagram page with the title “Game Changer”, referring to the fact that the boy in the painting has ditched the traditional superheroes (such as Batman and Spiderman) in exchange for a new hero – nurse.

The piece is currently being showcased in Southampton General Hospital on the south coast of England and honors all healthcare workers that are currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic that ravaging the world. The painting will remain on display in the hospital until autumn when it will be auctioned off to raise money for the NHS.

More info: Instagram | banksy.co.uk

The piece titled “Painting for Saints” portrays a little boy playing with a superhero nurse

The artwork is the perfect reflection of how most Britons feel toward the country’s National Health Service during the Covid-19 crisis. As of May 7, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University reports that there are over 200 thousand confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK. The virus took over 30,000 lives in the country so far.

Image credits: paulahead_UHS

You can watch the artwork being unveiled in the University Hospital Southampton here

Here’s how people online reacted to Banksy’s art

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Montana
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2 years ago

Now is the time for new heros. The real ones.

AnimalMetalHeadUK
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2 years ago

And not just forget about them when something else comes along, hence the waste basket.

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N G
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2 years ago

This is brilliant, well done banksy. It's way better than pulling the wings off butterflies (like Damien Hirst's Rainbow art)

Chris DiFonso
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2 years ago

The artistic style reminds me of Norman Rockwell's. I like it very much. Thank you, Banksy

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Montana
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2 years ago

Now is the time for new heros. The real ones.

AnimalMetalHeadUK
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2 years ago

And not just forget about them when something else comes along, hence the waste basket.

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N G
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2 years ago

This is brilliant, well done banksy. It's way better than pulling the wings off butterflies (like Damien Hirst's Rainbow art)

Chris DiFonso
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2 years ago

The artistic style reminds me of Norman Rockwell's. I like it very much. Thank you, Banksy

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