Street artist Banksy unveiled a new artwork honoring health care workers that he donated to the University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in the UK.
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.”
“So proud to reveal this amazing piece of art Painting for Saints, created by #Banksy as a thank you to all those who work with and for the NHS (National Health Service) and our hospital,” Head tweeted. “An inspirational backdrop to pause and reflect in these unprecedented times.”
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At least 30,076 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, an increase of 649 from the day before, Britain’s Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Wednesday.
The number of people in the UK who have tested positive for the virus stands at 201,101, and there are 13,615 people in hospitals with Covid-19, which is down from 13,922 from the day before.