New Banksy artwork appears at Southampton hospital

  • Chris Easom
  • May 31, 2020

A new Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton General Hospital. The largely monochrome painting, which is one square metre, was hung in collaboration with the hospital’s managers in a foyer near the emergency department. It shows a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees and a T-shirt. He has discarded his Spiderman and Batman model figures in favour of a new favourite action hero – a NHS nurse. The nurse’s arm is outstretched and pointing forward in the fashion of Superman on a mission.