Banksy creates Steve Jobs portrait in Calais 'Jungle' camp
Artist Banksy left his mark on 'Jungle' in Calais, where migrants and refugees are camped out.
Artist Banksy has left his mark on the so-called "Jungle" in Calais, where migrants and refugees are camped out in squalid conditions.
A portrait of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the artist's distinct spray-paint style has appeared on a bridge in the camp.
It appeared as infrastructure from Banksy's "Dismaland" parody theme park was moved from its original spot in Weston-super-Mare to the Calais camp, from where migrants and refugees hope to make it across the channel to Britain.
"Dismaland" was a temporary art project, drawing largely on the migration crisis as a theme.
Theme park staff have been constructing emergency housing as part of the Dismal Aid project. Community buildings and a children's play area have also been constructed.
Banksy, who keeps his anonymity carefully guarded, said via a representative: Were often led to believe migration is a drain on the countrys resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant.
"Apple is the worlds most profitable company, it pays over $7 billion a year in taxes - and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.
According to the representative's statement, Banksy also decorated other walls across the town in Calais with images on a migrant theme - including a riff on Theodore Gericaults Raft of the Medusa featuring a luxury yacht.