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New Banksy art unveiled at UK hospital to thank doctors and nurses – The Hollywood Reporter

A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a UK hospital.

The framed photo, titled Game changer, represents a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a superhero toy nurse. Batman and Spiderman action figures are in a wastebasket next to the boy.

The nurse figurine, complete with cape and face mask, wears an apron with a red cross – the only spot of color in the black and white work.

The piece was on display Wednesday in a hallway at Southampton General Hospital in southern England.

The artist left a note for the hospital workers, saying, “Thank you for everything you do. Hope this brightens up the place a bit, even if (it’s) only black and white.

Health officials said it was a “morale boost” for everyone at the hospital, which has seen at least two staff members die after contracting the novel coronavirus.

“It will be truly appreciated by everyone at the hospital as people will have a time in their busy lives to pause, reflect and appreciate this work of art,” said Paula Head, CEO of the University. Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The artwork will be auctioned off later to raise money for national health charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy said.

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