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.
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
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