The new Bansky artwork portrays a nurse as superhero.
The painting shows a young boy choosing a nurse as the superhero he wants to play with over Batman and Spiderman.
The painting was unveiled at University Hospital Southampton, in southern England. An image of the work was also posted on Banksy's Instagram page with the caption "Game Changer."
Hospital chief executive Paula Head said: "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 and our hospital."
"An inspirational backdrop to pause and reflect in these unprecedented times," she added on Twitter.
A new painting by Banksy unveiled at University Hospital Southampton, in south England, shows a young boy choosing to play with a nurse toy over superheroes Batman and Spiderman https://t.co/bRdYvUB0Pc pic.twitter.com/a6g2H2znjS
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 7, 2020
The new painting will be on display at the hospital until after the lockdown and it will then be auctioned for NHS charities, according to the BBC.
It is not the first Banksy work inspired by COVID-19.
He posted scenes of his trademark stencilled rats running amok in a bathroom last month, accompanied by the comment: “My wife hates it when I work from home.”
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