All Placard Rats were issued by Pictures on Walls at GBP 74.99 for an unsigned print, and GBP 150 for a signed print.
Banksy’s appreciation for rats is often attributed to French stencil artist Blek le Rat, who is widely considered to be the father of stencil graffiti and is famous for introducing urban art to France in the 80’s, some 20 years before Banksy.
Because I’m Worthless
Signed Edition: 75
Unsigned Edition: 175
Some in red, some in pink (exact counts not specified)
1. Because I’m Worthless (unsigned)
Because I’m Worthless (unsigned) sold 14 times at auction since 2008. It did not sell in 2022, and only sold once in 2021.
Because I’m Worthless (unsigned), 2004
Numbered 123/175 in pencil with the publisher’s blindstamp, lower right
Forum Auctions: 5 March 2021
GBP 60,300 / USD 83,817
2. Because I’m Worthless (signed)
Because I’m Worthless (signed) only sold 8 times at auction since 2008.
Because I’m Worthless, 2004-2005
Screen-print in black and red on wove paper
Signed and dated 05, lower left
Numbered 53/75 in pencil with the publisher’s blindstamp, lower right
Christie’s Online: 14 March 2023
Estimated: GBP 50,000 – 70,000
GBP 56,700 / USD 69,441