Syd Barrett Art Auction July 2024

The Syd Barrett art auction, where the piece was selected by Neptune Pink Floyd visitors, will take place this coming 30th July 2024. Additionally, the catalogue is now live on the auctioneer’s website.

Syd Barrett Dried Flowers Artwork
Syd Barrett Dried Flowers Artwork

More about the Syd Barrett Art Auction July 2024

The earliest known existing work of art by Pink Floyd founding member, Roger Keith ‘Syd’ Barrett is set to go under the hammer at Thomson Roddick Callan’s auction of fine art in Carlisle on 30th July. It was the reader’s poll choice from Neptune Pink Floyd of the work they would like to see auctioned.

The pastel and watercolour work was painted at home in Cambridge in 1963 while studying at Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, where he met soon-to-be-bandmate, David Gilmour. The following year, he enrolled at Camberwell College of Arts in London to study painting and in 1965 Pink Floyd began to emerge from London’s underground music scene to become one of the most influential psychedelic rock bands of all time.

Unfortunately, Syd’s time with the band was brief due to various personal issues and he officially left the band in 1968 to pursue a solo career, but not before he had made an indelible mark on music history. In later life, he continued to find peace and solace in creating works of art, although these were usually destroyed on completion, and Thomson Roddick Callan are thrilled to be able to offer one of his rarely-available works onto the open market.

Competition for it is likely to be fierce and the auctioneers are expecting interest from around the world. Prospective bidders will be able to register to bid at the sale and view the catalogue from 19th July with live internet bidding available at

Authenticity Photos from the Auction House

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The piece was originally bought via the Syd Barrett estate auction. Take a look at all the items in the sale. Additionally, you may want to take a look at Syd Barrett’s artwork, paintings and letters.

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