No sign of Santa

A host of artists’ prints and canvasses for sale? In a temporary shopfront in the heart of London? Just before Christmas? Yes, it’s time once more for Santa’s Ghetto. This is, apparently, the sixth year running that artist Banksy’s alternative Christmas gift shop has taken over an unused store front in central London and stuffed it full of subversive artwork by the likes of Banksy himself, Jamie Hewlett, Ian Stevenson, Insect, D-Face, David Shrigley, Nick Walker, Eric The Dog…

Mona Simpson by Nick Walker

A host of artists’ prints and canvasses for sale? In a temporary shopfront in the heart of London? Just before Christmas? Yes, it’s time once more for Santa’s Ghetto. This is, apparently, the sixth year running that artist Banksy‘s alternative Christmas gift shop has taken over an unused store front in central London and stuffed it full of subversive artwork by the likes of Banksy himself, Jamie Hewlett, Ian Stevenson, Insect, D-Face, David Shrigley, Nick Walker, Eric The Dog…

This year Santa’s Ghetto is slap bang in the centre of town, at 15 Oxford Street (opposite Virgin Megastore). We were invited for a sneaky preview of what the public can find inside this year…

London Bridge by David Shrigley
London Bridge by Ian Stevenson.

Fighting clowns by Ian Stevenson
We love these fighting clowns by Ian Stevenson.

sculpture by Mark Jenkins
Sculpture by Mark Jenkins.

Bush Stop by Pictures On Walls
Doctored street signage by Pictures On Walls.

Cunt Land by Tom Ormond
Cunt Land by Tom Ormond.

D-Face painting
This canvas is by D-Face.

Insect painting
This is by Insect.

oh, and the image at the top of this post is Mona Simpson by Nick Walker.

To see / buy all this stuff and more – check out Santa’s Ghetto at 15 Oxford Street, W1 – from 1st December until 23 December. Open daily from 11am-8pm and from 12-6pm on Sundays.

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