Bankys trib­ute to UK health ser­vice dis­played in hos­pi­tal

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Anew art­work by Banksy in honor of Bri­tain’s health ser­vice has gone on dis­play in a hos­pi­tal, pay­ing trib­ute to medics bat­tling the coro­n­avirus pan­demic in the se­cond hard­est-hit coun­try. The street artist also posted an image of the work on In­sta­gram, which shows a boy in dun­ga­rees play­ing with a fig­urine of a nurse in a su­per­hero cape. The sole splash of color in the art­work — en­ti­tled ‘Game Changer’ — is the red cross on the nurse’s uni­form, while dis­carded Su­per­man and Bat­man fig­ures lie in a bas­ket next to the boy.

“Thanks for all you’re do­ing. I hope this bright­ens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white,” the enig­matic artist said in a note for hos­pi­tal work­ers. Hung on a cor­ri­dor wall at a hos­pi­tal in Southamp­ton in south­ern Eng­land, the one-square-me­ter (10square-foot) tableau will be put on pub­lic dis­play when lock­down mea­sures are lifted, a spokes­woman for Banksy said. It will later be auc­tioned to raise money for char­i­ties con­nected to the coun­try’s Na­tional Health Ser­vice (NHS). Other pieces by the se­cre­tive artist have pre­vi­ously fetched mil­lions of dol­lars. Bri­tain’s of­fi­cial COVID-19 death toll this week over­took Italy’s, with more than 32,000 fa­tal­i­ties — se­cond only in sever­ity to the United States.—AFP

A hand­out pic­ture re­ceived in Lon­don from @BANKSY In­sta­gram feed shows a draw­ing cre­ated by the street artist Banksy called “Game Changer”.—AFP

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