Banksy to Doctors and Nurses: Thank You
- May 12, 2020
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Perhaps art won’t heal patients, but Banksy has found a way to bring some comfort to doctors and nurses on the front lines through his art:
A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital.
The framed picture, titled “Game Changer,” depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figure toys lie in a wastepaper basket next to the boy.
The nurse figure, complete with a cape and a face mask, wears an apron featuring a red cross — the only spot of color in the black-and-white work.
The piece has been placed on display in a corridor at Southampton General Hospital in southern England Wednesday.
The artist left a note for hospital workers, saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if (it’s) only black and white.”
The little things matter. And if you haven’t previously caught it before, there is a fantastic documentary on Banksy’s “invasion” of New York from several years ago. I highly recommend watching it.