Syd Barrett Monies To Art World

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Syd Barrett's Final Artwork
Probably Syd Barrett’s last piece of artwork from Jan 2006. Click to enlarge.

The family of Syd Barrett have stated that part of the monies raised from the auction of his final belongings, to be held at Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge, his home town, on 29th November, will be used for educational development within the art world.

Syd Barrett trained at Camberwell Art School in London where his talents as an artist were developed. Syd always considered himself more an artist than a musician and the family would like Syd to be remembered in the future not only as a talented musician but also as someone whose love of art was with him most strongly in his final days.

Discuss this on the forumThe above picture is probably the most recent of Syd’s signed paintings to have survived. The still life with lemons and green bottles on a shelf is signed lower right on the mount and is signed and dated ‘RB Jan 06’, painted 6 months before his death. As Syd would paint and then destroy his canvas’s this is one of the rare paintings still in existence and will be auctioned on the 29th.

Sources: [ Lisa @ Cheffins ]