Sam Taylor-Johnson Loans Artwork Of David Beckham Sleeping To London Hospital

In case you were wondering where you could find a one-hour long video of David Beckham sleeping — there’s one located in London.

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Actress and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson donated the artwork to the ultrasound department at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, East London, which also happens to be the hospital in which Beckham was born.

Originally unveiled in 2004, the piece shows Beckham getting some sleep after a Real Madrid training session. At the time, the soccer star was also the captain of the England team.

The artwork, which plays on a continuous loop, was dubbed by the “Fifty Shades of Grey” director as a “meditation on celebrity.”

“The work is a very peaceful, very intimate, different kind of portrait…It is quite calming to watch,” said Sarah Tinsley, director of exhibitions and collections at the National Portrait Gallery.

“It provides people with something very quiet, something very peaceful to look at.”

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Tinsley also revealed that this film is the first major loan to a hospital from the gallery.

“We looked at a number of different venues with a relationship to David Beckham, including a railway station, a school, and a football ground,” she added.

“In the end, the hospital seemed to provide the best environment for showing the work.”

According to Tinsley, both Beckham and Taylor-Johnson approved the project. “They’ve both confirmed they’re very happy,” she said.

Taylor-Johnson’s work will be on display at the hospital until March 2020.

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