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Banksy Takes On The Refugee Crisis With Latest Piece

 

December 11, 2015

Banksy is joining the conversation about the refugee crisis — in a big way.

The notoriously reclusive street artist recently unveiled a new piece in the heart of a refugee camp near Calais, France.


The work depicts the late Steve Jobs — early-era Apple computer in hand — as a refugee carrying the rest of his possessions in a sack.

In case there was any confusion about what kind of point Banksy was trying to make, the artist sent this rare public statement to the media:

“We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable company ... and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.”

You can find more of Banksy’s recent works on his website, banksy.co.uk.