A very Banksy Christmas – Artist’s latest mural in Birmingham is part live art installation, part graffiti and part digital Christmas card

A very Banksy Christmas – Artist’s latest mural in Birmingham is part live art installation, part graffiti and part digital Christmas card

Merry Christmas, Banksy

ArtDecember 17, 2019 By Will Brendza

The graffiti genius, Banksy is at it again. This time in Birmingham, instead of London (you never know when or where he’ll strike next) and yet again, he’s taken his graffiti art to a new level.

Part mural, part live art installation, part video and part social commentary, this new Banksy original is probably the closest thing to a Christmas card anyone’s ever going to get from this guy. The clip dropped on Youtube just a few days ago with this heartwarming description:

“God bless Birmingham. In the 20 minutes we filmed Ryan on this bench passers-by gave him a hot drink, two chocolate bars and a lighter - without him ever asking for anything.

Little did they know Brian, was in fact the star of Banksy’s latest artwork — he was the Banksy Santa Claus, the edgiest, artsiest, most thought-provoking Santa you'll find this side of the Arctic Circle. 

Merry Christmas, everyone.