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Banksy’s ‘Game Changer’ Canvas sells for a record £16.7m in aid of NHS charities, 2021

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Banksy’s ‘Game Changer’ Canvas sells for a record £16.7m in aid of NHS charities, 2021

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Banksy will donate the hammer price of £14.4m to help support health organisations and charities across the UK that enhance the NHS’s care and treatment. Christie’s Auction House will “donate a significant portion of the Buyer’s Premium to these causes” too.

The Game Changer canvas first appeared in May 2020 at the University Hospital Southampton as a thank you to all the staff and NHS workers across the country during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The black and white artwork shows a little boy playing with a superhero nurse whilst Batman and Spiderman’s usual heroes are now in the trash.

A reproduction of Game Changer will remain on view at University Hospital Southampton hospital.

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04/07/2021

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04/11/2021

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This item was submitted on April 7, 2021 by Dana Bell using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/archive

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