banksy painting honors hero hospital workers during COVID-19 pandemic
 

banksy painting honors hero hospital workers during COVID-19 pandemic

anonymous artist banksy has donated a painting to honor hero hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. the monochrome illustration depicts a young boy playing with a caped nurse, who is wearing a face mask. the nurse has her arm outstretched as she ‘flies’ through the sky. meanwhile, the child’s more conventional toy superheroes, batman and spiderman, sit redundant in a waste paper basket. the work follows banksy’s depiction of rats wreaking havoc in what appears to be his own bathroom.

banksy hero hospital workers
all images courtesy of banksy

 

 

according to the BBC, the artwork has been installed within southampton general hospital on the south coast of england. measuring approximately one square meter, or 40 x 40 inches, the painting was hung in collaboration with hospital managers in a foyer near the emergency department. banksy left a note for hospital workers, which reads: ‘thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.’ meanwhile, the post on the artist’s instagram is simply captioned ‘game changer’.

banksy hero hospital workers

banksy painting honors hero hospital workers during COVID-19 pandemic

banksy painting honors hero hospital workers during COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: game changer
art: banksy
size:
approx. 100 x 100 cm

  • Banksy doesn’t seem to realize that he’s long become part of establishment and no longer commands any street legitimacy. Between him and Damien Hirst it’s probably always been the goal to false represent/create a real street artist to simply make a crazy amount of cash. In that sense, well done indeed and how compassionate.

    mork
  • Thank you Mr Banksy.

    JMB
  • Among the millions, I love his work. My wife is a retired nurse. She rarely got any applause … usually, complaints about the food.

    Jim

    Jimmy Xi

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