Banksy’s seemingly unstoppable rise to art’s A-list seems to have been given an extra
fillip of controversy by his lampooning Michael Jackson.
The artwork, which features Jackson apparently trying to tempt Hansel and Gretel with
sweets, is featured as part of an exhibition in an amusement arcade called “Santa’s
Grotto”, which is also displaying art, sculpture and graffiti from around the world.
The enigmatic Banksy commented: “I felt the spirit of Christmas was being lost.it
was becoming increasingly commercialised.”