Street artist Banksy’s lockdown art piece pays tribute to nurses
Elusive street artist from England, Banksy, has delighted fans at Southampton General Hospital with a big monochrome drawing.
The artwork shows a child holding on to his new favorite super hero: an NHS nurse as his discarded super figures Superman and Batman were thrown in the garbage.
The mural, which is one square meter, was hung in a foyer near the emergency department in conjunction with the hospital administrators, according to the BBC.
Banksy calls the piece Game Changer and left a note for hospital workers, saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.”
Following the lockdown, a spokeswoman for Banksy clarified to The Guardian, the artwork will be auctioned off to raise funds for UK’s National Health Service charities.
This is the second lockdown artwork made by Banksy. According to The Guardian, the first graffiti of rats that wreak havoc in his bathroom was featured.
He shared it on Instagram with the caption: “My wife hates it when I work from home.”