A new work by the street artist Banksy has unveiled at a British hospital. This painting honors health workers.
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 cross is 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."
Many celebrities like Katrina Kaif
, Hrithik Roshan
, Zoya Akhtar, Varun Dhawan
, Anushka Sharma, Naomi Watts, and Arushi Sharma reacted to the artwork. While Hrithik called it "amazing," Varun dropped in a heart-shaped emoji for the artwork. Katrina, Naomi, and Arushi reposted the picture on their social media handles. Zoya Akhtar also expressed her love for the Game Changer. Meanwhile, health officials said that Banksy new artwork was a "massive boost to morale" for everyone at the Southampton General Hospital. Which has seen at least two members of staff die after contracting the new coronavirus.
"It will be valued by everyone in the hospital as people get a moment in their busy lives to pause, reflect and appreciate this piece of art," said Paula Head, chief executive of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
The artwork will be auctioned later to raise money for national health charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy said.