Because I'm Worthless
Because I’m Worthless is one of a trilogy of prints in Banksy’s 2004 Placard Rat series. The series was inspired by ‘Get Out While You Can’, a book by George Marshall, which offered suggestions on how to find a way out of ‘salary slavery’ and ‘the rat race’.
Back in the early 2000s, Banksy painted multiple iterations of Placard Rat across the streets of London, and in turn – the rat became synonymous with the work of this mysterious street artist. The original placard rat, holding a sign reading, ‘London doesn’t work’, was painted on Chiswell Street in London.
Because I’m Worthless is from a limited edition of 175, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Pest Control Office.
Size (cm): 50 x 35
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 175
Size (cm): 50 x 35
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About the artist
Combining dark humour with a distinctive approach to the stencil, Banksy’s ephemeral works of political and social commentary have made him one of the most notorious street artists of his time.
His ability to condense complex political situations into one, deceptively simple image lends every work a viral effect – a contagion which has only spread in this age of social media. Since his first graffiti works in 1990, Banksy has maintained an elusive identity: a secret that continues to fuel worldwide curiosity. His artworks have acquired a mythologised, must-see status, known informally as ‘The Banksy Effect’: wherever they appear, crowds flock to see the latest from Bristol’s mysterious master.
Banksy continues to deliver controversial street art around the world. His recent work has incorporated a variety of ephemera, including street signs, drain covers, and other urban ornaments, conveying his satirical messages through witty street-installations.
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