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Santa's Ghetto

By Rob Last edited 149 months ago
Santa's Ghetto
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Two pictures of Jesus in one day? You can tell it's getting towards Christmas can't you.

Admittedly this isn't something you'd send to your gran on a card for the festive season, not unless she's really up for rallying "against the commercialisation of Christmas"

It's actually a festive piece of Banksy artwork, available at Santa's Ghetto, which bills itself as an "art concept store" (but don't let that put you off).

The idea, is to kick against the commercialisation of Christmas by "selling los of stuff", stuff that includes work from Jamie Hewlett, 3D of Massive Attack, Banksy, and Chris Cunningham, as well as a "a genuine homeless man dressed as Santa who will be handing out broken toys".

Santa's Grotto opens tomorrow at 121-125 Charing Cross Road. It's open every day until 8pm, up until Christmas Eve.

Last Updated 01 December 2004