Santa DOES exist - Banksy-style artist defies the grinch
Whitstable's very own Banksy has left his festive touch on some
The words ‘Santa isn’t real’ had been scrawled on a wall behind
the Post Office in Gladstone Road by a mean-spirited vandal.
an artist known only as Catman went out in the dead of night to
play his part in keeping the Christmas magic alive for
youngsters in the town.
At some point over the weekend, Santa made an appearance on the
wall - paintbrush in hand - to dispel the myth he doesn’t
The style of the artwork has been likened to that of Banksy
– the anonymous graffiti artist whose works have appeared
across the world.
Even local councillor John Wratten appreciated the Christmas
cartoon, saying: “The original has been there for a long time so I
guess it needed updating and it has been done tastefully, with
typical Whitstable good humour.
“Santa is a lucky man - he has become better looking with age. I
like it but I hope it doesn`t start an outbreak of graffiti,
tasteful or otherwise.”
Other paintings believed to have been the work of Catman have
appeared across the town, including pictures of Marilyn Monroe on
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