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A painting by mysterious street artist Banksy has sold for 16.8 million pounds ($ 23 million), Christie’s auction house announced Tuesday.
The painting honors health workers in Britain during the pandemic, while proceeds from the sale will go to fund health organizations and charities across the UK, according to the house.
The artwork titled “Game Changer” first appeared on the wall of Southampton General Hospital in southern England in May, during the first wave of the pandemic.
The black-and-white image includes a boy sitting on the ground playing with a superhero nurse doll, while other superhero dolls, including Batman and Spider-Man, lie in a garbage bin next to him.
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The auction house said the selling price was a record for Banksy’s business, adding that it would donate a “substantial portion” of the purchase amount to health organizations.
Source: “The Associated Press”