Street artist Banksy unveiled a new artwork honoring health care workers that he donated to the University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in the UK.
The artwork, which Banksy has titled "Game Changer," features a child playing with a nurse doll wearing a face mask and cape. Figures of superheroes Batman and Spider-Man can be seen in a wastebasket on the floor.
The hospital has, with Banksy's approval, entitled the piece "Painting for Saints," according to a spokeswoman for UHS. The name is a reference to the city's Premier League football team, which is affectionately known as "The Saints."
UHS did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the message that the artist left for the hospital. Banksy has, however, confirmed that the artwork is his, after he posted it on Instagram.
It is now framed and is temporarily on display at the hospital.
"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 (National Health Service) and our hospital," Head tweeted. "An inspirational backdrop to pause and reflect in these unprecedented times."
Last month, Banksy reacted to the UK's coronavirus lockdown by sharing images of illustrated rats "My wife hates it when I work from home," the anonymous artist wrote in an accompanying caption on Instagram.