Banksy's latest work has been installed at the Southampton General Hospital Banksy
The street artist Banksy has paid homage to the true superheroes of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic: nurses.
In a mostly black-and-white painting that has been installed at the Southampton General Hospital near the buildings emergency department, the artist depicts a child playing with a masked nurse doll in NHS uniform, while Marvel superheroes like Batman and Spiderman have been tossed aside in a bin.
The work has been installed in collaboration with hospital managers and will be auctioned later this year to raise money for the NHS.
In a note to health care workers in the hospital, the artist wrote: “Thanks for all youre doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.” And in an Instagram post the artist published today—which coincides with National Nurses Day in the US—Banksy has captioned the image: “Game changer.”
“The fact that Banksy has chosen us to recognise the outstanding contribution everyone in and with the NHS is making—in unprecedented times—is a huge honour,” Paula Head, the chief executive of the UniRead More – Source