New Banksy artwork of Apple's Steve Jobs at The Jungle in Calais


Graffiti artist Banksy has created a new artwork in response to the migrant crisis - a mural depicting Steve Jobs at "The Jungle" in Calais.

The elusive artist painted Jobs, who died in 2011, carrying a black rubbish bag and an early model of his Apple computer.

In a statement, Banksy pointed out that Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant and created the world's most profitable company.

"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," he said.

"Apple is the world's most profitable company, it pays over 7bn dollars (£4.6bn) a year in taxes - and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs."

This summer, Banksy's temporary theme park at a derelict lido in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, featured migrant boats in water filled with bodies.

Dismaland, which sold out every day of its five-week run, also included Jimmy Savile, an anarchist training camp and a fire-ravaged Cinderella castle.

After the park closed, the timber and fixtures from the site have been transported to Calais to build shelters.

The Dismaland website now features an image of the Cinderella castle with a hot air balloon flying over it, above the heading Dismal Aid.

Below a statement reads: "Creating housing from surplus materials and leftover workers.

"When Dismaland closed its doors it was decided that instead of chucking all the leftover crew in the bin they should be recycled into aid workers.

"They've since travelled to the Calais migrant camp and so far have completed 12 dwellings, a community area and a children's play park."