Street Artists Create Dumpster-Diving Santa Installation

12/29/2010 3:29 PM |

Luzinterruptus Santas installation

Wanting to remind Madrid’s more fortunate of the city’s increasing homeless population and the municipal government’s recent outlawing of taking food from the trash (€700 fine!), Spanish street art collective Luzinterruptus created this dumpster-diving Santas installation on the evening of December 23. Photographer Gustavo Sanabria tailed them through central Madrid during “Shopping With Santa,” showing Mr. Claus engaging in all kinds of naughty behavior. So much for street art’s rampant consumerism. (unurth)