New Banksy artwork pays tribute to heroic NHS workers

The piece, entitled Game Changer, is on display at a hospital in Southampton.

Tribute: Banksy artwork (left) in honour of NHS heroes. Banksy
Tribute: Banksy artwork (left) in honour of NHS heroes.

An artwork painted by Banksy during lockdown has gone on display in a hospital corridor as a tribute to NHS workers across the United Kingdom.

The piece, entitled Game Changer, is now on view to staff and patients on Level C of Southampton General Hospital.

It shows a boy dressed in dungarees playing with a nurse superhero toy, with figures of Batman and Spiderman in a waste paper basket on the floor.

The nurse, wearing a cape, face mask and a white apron featuring a red cross, has her arm raised as if she is flying.

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Banksy left a note for hospital workers, saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.”

After lockdown measures are lifted, the piece – which is approximately one metre high and one metre wide – will be put on public display.

It will then be auctioned to raise money for NHS charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy confirmed.


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