Banksy’s Game Changer sells for record £16.7m in aid of charities supporting the NHS

Banksy’s Game Changer sells for record £16.7m in aid of charities supporting the NHS

The work appeared suddenly last May at the University Hospital Southampton as a thank you to its staff during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

Banksy’s painting Game Changer has today sold for a record £14.4m (£16.7m with fees) at Christie’s in London against its estimate of £2.5m-£3.5m. All of the hammer price will be donated by the artist to “help support health organisations and charities across the UK that enhance the care and treatment provided by the NHS”, a statement says. Christie’s will “donate a significant portion of the Buyer’s Premium to these causes” too.

By Anna Brady, The Art Newspaper

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