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A Banksy artwork depicting a young boy playing with a superhero nurse doll has raised £14.4m for NHS charities after being sold at auction.

Game Changer, by the anonymous graffiti artist, appeared in a foyer at Southampton General Hospital during the first wave of the pandemic.

Auction house Christie’s had described the 1m (3ft) x 1m work as a “universal tribute” to those fighting coronavirus.

Including a buyer’s premium, the purchaser paid £16.8m.

Banksy had previously said the £9.9m received for his piece Devolved Parliament, showing the House of Commons overrun with chimpanzees, was the highest

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