Christ With Shopping Bags Signed
- Title: Christ With Shopping Bags Signed
- Medium: Screen print
- Date: 2004
- Edition: 82 signed (0 unsigned)
- Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
- Signature: Signed and numbered bottom right
- Published by: POW
There were only 82 of these produced, possibly as a reference to Hugo Van Der Goes piece ‘Christ on a Cross’ who died in 1482 before completing the work. There was also an original of this found in the corner of the shop ‘Santa’s Ghetto’ in 2004.
In this work Banksy is criticising the commercialism in society and in particular of Christmas. Rather than being a time of focusing on the Christian values of love, charity, compassion and forgiveness, Christmas has become a time of personal gratification through materialistic consumption.