Banksy's latest creation imagines Steve Jobs as Syrian refugee

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Banksy Latest Artwork Reminds Us That Steve Jobs' Father Was Syrian
Anonymous British street artist Banksy has made a statement about the Syrian refugee crisis through a new body of art. The artist has placed immigration-themed murals in public spaces around a refugee camp near Calais, France.

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The most noted piece features Apple's co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs depicted as a Syrian refugee. Job's biological father immigrated to the United States from Syria. The piece is titled "the son of a migrant from Syria" and can be viewed on Banksy's website.

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"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," Banksy said in statement provided by a spokeswoman to the New York Times.

The other three pieces share a similar theme to "the son of a migrant from Syria." One painting shows a child with a telescope that has a vulture on top of it. The artist wrote "maybe this whole situation will just sort itself out" on a wall in the refugee camp. In the city of Calais he recreated Théodore Géricault's painting "The Raft of the Medusa," showing immigrants on a raft reaching out to a passing ship.

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MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 10: Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 10, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 11: Buses with Syrian refugees arrive at an airport hotel and begin to disembark. Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at a hotel near Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 11, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 10: Maryam and Nore Kasmeih wait for Syrian refugees at the airport, their mother came to Canada 15 years ago and their family that was in Syria has fled to Turkey. Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 10, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 11: Christine Youssef is excited as she reunites with her cousins. Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at a hotel near Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 11, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 11: Christine Youssef, left, is excited as she reunites with her cousins. Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at a hotel near Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 11, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
BEIRUT, LEBANON - DECEMBER 10: Syrian refugees wait to pass through security at the Beirut International airport as they prepare to depart Lebanon to resettle into Canada, in accordance with the Government of Canadas Operation PROVISION on December 10, 2015. (Photo by Kenneth Allan/Canada Border Services Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 11: Border Services Officer Boakye-Cotie processes a Syrian refugee family at Toronto Pearson International Airport on December 11, 2015. (Photo by Kenneth Allan/Canada Border Services Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MISSISSAUGA, ON- DECEMBER 11: Christine Youssef, left, is excited as she reunites with her cousins. Syrian refugees begin to arrive in Canada at a hotel near Pearson International Airport in Mississauga. December 11, 2015. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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