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Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (red) - Unsigned Print

Because I’m Worthless (red)
Unsigned Print

Banksy

£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2004
Unsigned Print Edition of 175
H 50cm x W 35cm

Joe Syer

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Critical Review

In this print, Banksy uses one of his most famous symbols, the rat, which references the famous French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat. Banksy regularly uses the rat as a motif in a number of his artworks - whether this is pure coincidence or whether it’s due to the fact that “rat” is an anagram of art is not certain. The image shows a rat in Banksy’s signature stencil-style, wearing a Peace chain, holding a placard that drips in red (or pink) graffiti reading, ‘Because I’m Worthless.'

As with all Banksy artworks, there are multiple interpretations of this much sought-after screen print. Banksy famously uses the rat to symbolise 'the masses' and working public at large, thus representing the way that society deems such “vermin” as worthless. However, Banksy is also slightly mocking the L’Oreal strapline ‘Because I’m Worth it’, which might be seen as a subversive nod to neoliberal consumer capitalism and its relationship to the exploitation of the working class.

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Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (red) - Signed Print
Because I’m Worthless (red) Signed Print 
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Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Signed Print
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£70,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD100,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY540,000-CNY700,000 Guide

80,000-100,000 Guide

HKD600,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥10,890,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

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Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Unsigned Print
Because I’m Worthless (pink) Unsigned Print 
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£25,000-£35,000 Guide

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CAD35,000-CAD50,000 Guide

CNY190,000-CNY270,000 Guide

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HKD210,000-HKD300,000 Guide

¥3,890,000-¥5,440,000 Guide

$25,000-$40,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (red) - Signed Print
Because I’m Worthless (red) Signed Print 
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£70,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD100,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY540,000-CNY700,000 Guide

80,000-100,000 Guide

HKD600,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥10,890,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$80,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Signed Print
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£70,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD100,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY540,000-CNY700,000 Guide

80,000-100,000 Guide

HKD600,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥10,890,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$80,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Unsigned Print
Because I’m Worthless (pink) Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£25,000-£35,000 Guide

AUD40,000-AUD60,000 Guide

CAD35,000-CAD50,000 Guide

CNY190,000-CNY270,000 Guide

30,000-40,000 Guide

HKD210,000-HKD300,000 Guide

¥3,890,000-¥5,440,000 Guide

$25,000-$40,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (red) - Signed Print
Because I’m Worthless (red) Signed Print 
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£70,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD100,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY540,000-CNY700,000 Guide

80,000-100,000 Guide

HKD600,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥10,890,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$80,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Signed Print
Because I’m Worthless (pink) Signed Print 
Banksy

£70,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD100,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY540,000-CNY700,000 Guide

80,000-100,000 Guide

HKD600,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥10,890,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$80,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: Because I’m Worthless (pink) - Unsigned Print
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£25,000-£35,000 Guide

AUD40,000-AUD60,000 Guide

CAD35,000-CAD50,000 Guide

CNY190,000-CNY270,000 Guide

30,000-40,000 Guide

HKD210,000-HKD300,000 Guide

¥3,890,000-¥5,440,000 Guide

$25,000-$40,000 Guide

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Banksy: Laugh Now - Signed Print
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£75,000-£95,000 Guide

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CNY580,000-CNY730,000 Guide

80,000-110,000 Guide

HKD640,000-HKD810,000 Guide

¥11,670,000-¥14,780,000 Guide

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Banksy: Love Rat - Unsigned Print
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£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Barcode - Unsigned Print
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£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

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£85,000-£110,000 Guide

AUD140,000-AUD180,000 Guide

CAD130,000-CAD160,000 Guide

CNY660,000-CNY850,000 Guide

100,000-120,000 Guide

HKD720,000-HKD940,000 Guide

¥13,220,000-¥17,110,000 Guide

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£20,000-£30,000 Guide

AUD35,000-AUD50,000 Guide

CAD30,000-CAD45,000 Guide

CNY150,000-CNY230,000 Guide

20,000-35,000 Guide

HKD170,000-HKD260,000 Guide

¥3,110,000-¥4,670,000 Guide

$20,000-$35,000 Guide

Banksy: Pulp Fiction - Unsigned Print
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£45,000-£60,000 Guide

AUD80,000-AUD100,000 Guide

CAD70,000-CAD90,000 Guide

CNY350,000-CNY460,000 Guide

50,000-70,000 Guide

HKD380,000-HKD510,000 Guide

¥7,010,000-¥9,350,000 Guide

$50,000-$60,000 Guide

Banksy: Flying Copper - Unsigned Print
Flying Copper Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£20,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD35,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD30,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY150,000-CNY310,000 Guide

20,000-45,000 Guide

HKD170,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥3,110,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$20,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Flag (silver) - Unsigned Print
Flag (silver) Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£15,000-£20,000 Guide

AUD25,000-AUD35,000 Guide

CAD20,000-CAD30,000 Guide

CNY120,000-CNY150,000 Guide

15,000-20,000 Guide

HKD130,000-HKD170,000 Guide

¥2,330,000-¥3,110,000 Guide

$15,000-$20,000 Guide

Banksy: Grin Reaper - Signed Print
Grin Reaper Signed Print 
Banksy

£60,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD100,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD90,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY460,000-CNY700,000 Guide

70,000-100,000 Guide

HKD510,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥9,330,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$70,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: No Ball Games (green) - Signed Print
No Ball Games (green) Signed Print 
Banksy

£45,000-£65,000 Guide

AUD70,000-AUD110,000 Guide

CAD70,000-CAD100,000 Guide

CNY350,000-CNY500,000 Guide

50,000-70,000 Guide

HKD380,000-HKD550,000 Guide

¥7,000,000-¥10,110,000 Guide

$50,000-$70,000 Guide

Banksy: Bomb Love - Unsigned Print
Bomb Love Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£35,000-£45,000 Guide

AUD60,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD50,000-CAD70,000 Guide

CNY270,000-CNY350,000 Guide

40,000-50,000 Guide

HKD300,000-HKD380,000 Guide

¥5,440,000-¥7,000,000 Guide

$40,000-$50,000 Guide

Banksy: Laugh Now - Signed Print
Laugh Now Signed Print 
Banksy

£75,000-£95,000 Guide

AUD120,000-AUD160,000 Guide

CAD110,000-CAD140,000 Guide

CNY580,000-CNY730,000 Guide

80,000-110,000 Guide

HKD640,000-HKD810,000 Guide

¥11,670,000-¥14,780,000 Guide

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Banksy: Love Rat - Unsigned Print
Love Rat Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Barcode - Unsigned Print
Barcode Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Weston Super Mare - Unsigned Print
Weston Super Mare Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£15,000-£25,000 Guide

AUD25,000-AUD40,000 Guide

CAD20,000-CAD35,000 Guide

CNY120,000-CNY190,000 Guide

15,000-30,000 Guide

HKD130,000-HKD210,000 Guide

¥2,330,000-¥3,890,000 Guide

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Banksy: Nola (white rain) - Signed Print
Nola (white rain) Signed Print 
Banksy

£85,000-£110,000 Guide

AUD140,000-AUD180,000 Guide

CAD130,000-CAD160,000 Guide

CNY660,000-CNY850,000 Guide

100,000-120,000 Guide

HKD720,000-HKD940,000 Guide

¥13,220,000-¥17,110,000 Guide

$90,000-$120,000 Guide

Banksy: Happy Choppers - Unsigned Print
Happy Choppers Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£20,000-£30,000 Guide

AUD35,000-AUD50,000 Guide

CAD30,000-CAD45,000 Guide

CNY150,000-CNY230,000 Guide

20,000-35,000 Guide

HKD170,000-HKD260,000 Guide

¥3,110,000-¥4,670,000 Guide

$20,000-$35,000 Guide

Banksy: Pulp Fiction - Unsigned Print
Pulp Fiction Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£45,000-£60,000 Guide

AUD80,000-AUD100,000 Guide

CAD70,000-CAD90,000 Guide

CNY350,000-CNY460,000 Guide

50,000-70,000 Guide

HKD380,000-HKD510,000 Guide

¥7,010,000-¥9,350,000 Guide

$50,000-$60,000 Guide

Banksy: Flying Copper - Unsigned Print
Flying Copper Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£20,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD35,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD30,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY150,000-CNY310,000 Guide

20,000-45,000 Guide

HKD170,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥3,110,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$20,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Flag (silver) - Unsigned Print
Flag (silver) Unsigned Print 
Banksy

£15,000-£20,000 Guide

AUD25,000-AUD35,000 Guide

CAD20,000-CAD30,000 Guide

CNY120,000-CNY150,000 Guide

15,000-20,000 Guide

HKD130,000-HKD170,000 Guide

¥2,330,000-¥3,110,000 Guide

$15,000-$20,000 Guide

Banksy: Grin Reaper - Signed Print
Grin Reaper Signed Print 
Banksy

£60,000-£90,000 Guide

AUD100,000-AUD150,000 Guide

CAD90,000-CAD130,000 Guide

CNY460,000-CNY700,000 Guide

70,000-100,000 Guide

HKD510,000-HKD770,000 Guide

¥9,330,000-¥14,000,000 Guide

$70,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: No Ball Games (green) - Signed Print
No Ball Games (green) Signed Print 
Banksy

£45,000-£65,000 Guide

AUD70,000-AUD110,000 Guide

CAD70,000-CAD100,000 Guide

CNY350,000-CNY500,000 Guide

50,000-70,000 Guide

HKD380,000-HKD550,000 Guide

¥7,000,000-¥10,110,000 Guide

$50,000-$70,000 Guide

Banksy: Bomb Love - Unsigned Print
Bomb Love Unsigned Print 
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£35,000-£45,000 Guide

AUD60,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD50,000-CAD70,000 Guide

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40,000-50,000 Guide

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CNY580,000-CNY730,000 Guide

80,000-110,000 Guide

HKD640,000-HKD810,000 Guide

¥11,670,000-¥14,780,000 Guide

$80,000-$100,000 Guide

Banksy: Love Rat - Unsigned Print
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£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Barcode - Unsigned Print
Barcode Unsigned Print 
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£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Banksy: Weston Super Mare - Unsigned Print
Weston Super Mare Unsigned Print 
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£15,000-£25,000 Guide

AUD25,000-AUD40,000 Guide

CAD20,000-CAD35,000 Guide

CNY120,000-CNY190,000 Guide

15,000-30,000 Guide

HKD130,000-HKD210,000 Guide

¥2,330,000-¥3,890,000 Guide

$15,000-$25,000 Guide

Banksy: Nola (white rain) - Signed Print
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£85,000-£110,000 Guide

AUD140,000-AUD180,000 Guide

CAD130,000-CAD160,000 Guide

CNY660,000-CNY850,000 Guide

100,000-120,000 Guide

HKD720,000-HKD940,000 Guide

¥13,220,000-¥17,110,000 Guide

$90,000-$120,000 Guide

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£20,000-£30,000 Guide

AUD35,000-AUD50,000 Guide

CAD30,000-CAD45,000 Guide

CNY150,000-CNY230,000 Guide

20,000-35,000 Guide

HKD170,000-HKD260,000 Guide

¥3,110,000-¥4,670,000 Guide

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