Roger Barrett's Final Pieces of Artwork

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Roger Barrett's Final Pieces of Artwork

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The kind people at Cheffins auction house just sent me a lovely high resolution photo of what is probably Roger Barrett's last known surviving piece of artwork. It is from January 2006.

Syd Barrett Artwork - http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/galle ... rrettsArt/

Click image to see a high resolution version (0.8MB)

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There are some other paintings going up for auction on 29th Nov 2006 via Cheffins. Here below.

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theres such a sense of fleeting fury in his pictures, you can imagine them being brought from conception to completion in record time.....
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there's a certain greatness about him.
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Excellent!!! I now have a new background for my desktop. It looks really, really good! Yowza! :D
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I also have it as my desktop background!


Does anyone here paint? Can anyone comment on his technique? From looking at it myself as a novice, I can see he has sketched out a rough drawing first then started painting over it although not quite covering the pencil lines!. He has dropped some paint that he used for the bottles on the right. Do you you think these two observations could suggest that he was physically handicapped as well as a mentalist? :o :)
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Clearly these paintings were done completely as the mind took him, probably in a short period of time. This is similar to taking a photograph, as you try and get the light as if it was fleeting. The top pic is mixed media, as it lookes like wax crayon was employed top right before paint was added over the top.
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Post by fatoldbob »

My Breakfast is correct, these were done very quickly, which is why the paint is splattered.

These would not have any value if not done by Syd. But they do give a picture of what his later life was like. I'd love to have the first one on the wall of my office.
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I paint but I can`t speak english that well to "professionaly" comment it
Sorry :oops:
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Post by zag »

Pics are just fine, Keith. Now, could you please turn the next page of thouse scrapbooks, thanks. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I AM BUYING !!!
who am i fooling in here :o
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Sometime after Syd's death, a description of his working method (I think by Rosemary) appeared somewhere. Apparently he would:

1. photograph something
2. paint a canvas from the photograph
3. photograph the painting
4. destroy the painting

...so it seems many photos of his art may remain.