Nurses are Superheroes!!!
Free Painting Honors Them
5/6/2020 3:53 PM PT
It’s not easy to get your hands on a Banksy, but the anonymous street artist took it upon himself to drop one off at a UK hospital … to honor health workers/heroes.
Check it out … the incredible black-and-white painting — with an important splash of red — depicts a child putting aside his traditional superhero toys to grab his new fave … a National Health Service nurse.
Banksy reportedly left a note for workers at Southampton General Hospital, which read … “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.”
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The artist also shared some close-up shots of his handiwork on Instagram, with the caption … “Game Changer.”
The 1×1-meter painting will be on display at the hospital until the fall, and then will be auctioned off to raise money for the UK’s NHS.
#Banksy has the rare gift of imagining the inner life of ordinary people…. and what is delightful.
He makes us think that we, too, can draw like this- with this much precision-which seems like scrawl: effortless.
Paula Head, CEO of the hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust, says it’s a huge honor to be chosen by Banksy as the example of the “outstanding contribution everyone in and with the NHS is making.”
She adds … “It will no doubt also be a massive boost to morale for everyone who works and is cared for at our hospital.”
BTW — the cool gesture coincides with National Nurses Day here in the U.S., and International Nurses Day is on May 12 … as if we needed any more reason to show them the love they already deserve.