Banksy donates his new artwork, presenting a nurse as superhero, to a hospitalEuropost
Street artist Banksy unveiled a new artwork honoring health care workers that he donated to the University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in the UK, news wires reported.
The artwork, which Banksy has titled "Game Changer," features a child playing with a nurse doll wearing a face mask and cape. Figures of superheroes Batman and Spider-Man can be seen in a wastebasket on the floor.
The hospital has, with Banksy's approval, entitled the piece "Painting for Saints," according to a spokeswoman for UHS. The name is a reference to the city's Premier League football team, which is affectionately known as "The Saints."
It is not the first Banksy work inspired by COVID-19. On his Instagram page he posted scenes of his trademark stenciled rats running amok in a bathroom last month, accompanied by the comment: "My wife hates it when I work from home."
His existing Girl with a Pierced Eardrum mural was also updated with the addition of a blue surgical mask, although the update was not confirmed to be his work on Instagram.