Banksy’s ‘Game Changer’ is Auctioned Off for Record Sum at Christie’s, in aid of NHS Charity

by OVERSTANDARD

Banksy ‘s Game Changer” painting honoring British health workers in the pandemic recently sold for $23.2 million USD, which is a new record for Banksy, at Christie’s auction house. Proceeds from the sale will be used to provide funds to UK health and charities.

The painting first appeared on a wall at Southampton General Hospital in southern England back in May, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The black and white painting shows a boy sitting on the floor playing with a superhero nurse doll while Batman and Spiderman dolls are in a trash can next to him.

When the painting first appeared at the hospital Banksy had left a note for its workers that said: “Thank you for all that you are doing. I hope this will bring a little light to the place, even if it is only in black and white.

The Southampton General Hospital will keep a replica of the painting, so its visitors and workers can enjoy it.

Photo: Banksy/Instagram

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