The always provocative graffiti artist Banksy unveiled his latest work scrawled across the walls of Calais, France, in the refugee camp sometimes called, “The Jungle.”
The subject matter: The Syrian refugee debate.
Never one to bite his tongue, or spray can, the guerilla artist displayed his work, in and around the French city. The centerpiece being a portrait of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.
On his website, the portrait is captioned with the statement: “the son of a migrant from Syria.”
- In a statement to the media by a spokeswoman, Banksy said: “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, it pays over $7 billion a year in taxes — and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.”