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Very Little Helps

TitleVery Little Helps
MediumScreen print on paper
Dimensions37 × 51
Edition299 – Signed
Date Created2008
Signature Typesigned
Pest Control CertificateProvided
FramingNot Framed
Original Image
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The Banksy graffiti print Very Little Helps began as a street art piece stenciled on the side of a pharmacy building along Essex Road in north London. Created in 2008, Banksy reproduced it the same year in a limited edition of 299 signed prints. The image in the print is reversed from its composition in the street art piece.


Very Little Helps is set on a sky-blue background and depicts three children surrounding a flagpole. One child raises a Tesco brand grocery plastic bag up the flagpole while the other two pledge their (consumer) allegiance. This witty and politically charged artwork is a satire on commercialism, which is a common theme in Banksy artwork for sale.


Street view f the original graffiti stencil of Very Little Helps on Essex Road, London.


Tesco is a multinational retailer and grocery juggernaut; it is one of the top five largest retailers in the word. Large market retailers pose a significant risk to smaller businesses, and companies like Tesco continue to monopolize the British retail landscape. The end result of expansion by corporations like these leaves the public with fewer options to choose from, chipping away at our consumer freedoms. The children in the image have a countenance that suggests a brainwashed, blind obedience; their faces are upturned to the Tesco brand as if seeking guidance.


If you would like to sell your Banksy art, Very Little Helps is an image that all in our increasingly commercialized societies can appreciate and understand, and the print is quickly gaining in value. If you would like to buy Banksy’s Very Little Helps, it is a somewhat rare work that is guaranteed to be signed, and it will continue to appreciate. Hexagon Gallery is the leader for Banksy art sales in the United States. To sell or buy Banksy art, please contact