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Banksy creates Steve Jobs portrait in Calais 'Jungle'

Artist Banksy has left his mark on the so-called "Jungle" in Calais, where migrants and refugees are camped out in squalid conditions.

A portrait of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the artist's distinct spray-paint style has appeared on a bridge in the camp.

It appeared as infrastructure from Banksy's "Dismaland" parody theme park was moved from its original spot in Weston-super-Mare to the Calais camp, from where migrants and refugees hope to make it across the channel to Britain.

"Dismaland" was a temporary art project, drawing largely on the migration crisis as a theme.

Theme park staff have been constructing emergency housing as part of the Dismal Aid project. Community buildings and a children's play area have also been constructed.

Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Credit: banksy.co.uk

Banksy, who keeps his anonymity carefully guarded, said via a representative: “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.”

According to the representative's statement, Banksy also decorated other walls across the town in Calais with images on a migrant theme - including a riff on Theodore Gericault’s ‘Raft of the Medusa’ featuring a luxury yacht.