Because I'm Worthless

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    London, Forum Auctions, 12 October 2016, lot 17
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Banksy

    British • 1975 - N/A

    Anonymous street artist Banksy first turned to graffiti as a young, disillusioned adolescent. Inspired by the thriving graffiti community in his home city, Bristol, Banksy's works began appearing on trains and city streets in 1993, and by 2001 his signature, stenciled works had cropped up all over the United Kingdom. Typically crafting his images with spray paint and cardboard stencils, Banksy is able to achieve a meticulous level of detail. His aesthetic is clean and instantly comprehensible due to his unique ability to distill complex political and social statements into simple visual elements. 

     

    His graffiti, paintings, and screenprints use whimsy and humor to satirically critique war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. His anti-establishment wit has had an undeniable impact on today’s contemporary street culture. 

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Banksy

Because I'm Worthless

2004
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 39.2 x 18.2 cm (15 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)
S. 49.8 x 34.9 cm (19 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Numbered 139/175 in pencil, an unsigned impression (there was also an edition of 150 signed impressions), published by Pictures on Walls, London (with their blindstamp), with the accompanying certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control, framed.

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Banksy: Who's Laughing Now?

Hong Kong Selling Exhibition 17 November - 7 December 2018