Luzinterruptus’ nighttime intervention in Madrid has more to it than a simple holiday spook. As Unurth reports, the artist team says of the work, “Through our nighttime intervention, we want to remind you that in Madrid, the number of people that eat and live from what they find in the garbage containers has grown in an alarming manner since the beginning of the crisis, in spite of the fact that City Hall, completely against these practices, decided in 2009 to punish anyone caught in the act with a fine of up to 700 euros.'”

Theirs is street art with purpose, street art that forces a reaction and has meaning beneath the initial shock and questioning.

More of “Shopping with Santa Claus” after the jump.

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