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Syd Barrett Warriors Artwork

Vote on Syd Barrett Art Auction

Brian Wernham is a well known collector of Syd Barrett’s original art. Brian has an impending house move and he need to make some space. He has decided to sell one of his two largest and most impressive original Syd pieces.  These pieces can be seen on the official Syd Barrett website in positions 1 and 3 in the three oldest known existing works by Syd. But which one? Brian will put up for auction whichever is chosen in the exclusive Neptune Pink Floyd online poll below. How to Vote? UPDATE – Voting closed on 31st March 2024 with the Dried Flowers winning the vote to be auctioned shortly. Stay tuned for more info. Your Syd Barrett Auction Choices How do I bid for Syd Barrett Art? When the poll closes, Brian will ‘consign’ the winning piece for auction in late-April/early May by fine art auctioneers Thomson Roddick of Carlisle, Cumbria,...

Syd Barrett Auction - Cheffins - Lot 156 - Syd Barrett interest: A VIP invitation poster for 'A Celebration' at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

Syd Barrett Auction October 2023

Syd Barrett auction at Cheffins in the UK features several rare items. Collectors and fans alike may be interested in these. They will be sold by the Cheffin’s Fine Art Division from a catalogue called The Art and Design Sale. Its on from 10am on Thursday 26th October 2023. I have included details of the lots below, along with descriptions, for you to peruse. To make a bid, go over to Cheffins auction page. Alternatively, to view the catalogue, click Pages on the bottom right of this page, then sideways scrollbar to page 50/51 spread. Syd Barrett’s Original Auction Cheffins were the auction house that sold Syd Barrett’s possessions following his death in 2006. There were all kinds of weird and wonderful items in that auction. Of particular interest to me was the surviving artwork of Syd Barrett. Syd used to paint a painting, photograph it, then burn the original....

Syd Barrett Vegetable Man Handwritten Lyrics

Bonhams to Auction Syd Barrett Handwritten Lyrics

Bonhams in London are to auction the handwritten lyrics to Syd Barrett’s Vegetable Man on 16th November 2022 for between £30-£40k at 1pm. If you have spare cash knocking about you had best get involved. Otherwise, you can pop it on your music player instead and enjoy it that way. Better still, grab your guitar and play along to Syd’s chords and lyrics combo below. I am. The song was not featured on Syd’s solo albums, but was finally released in 2016 in the Pink Floyd Early Years boxset. The song also featured on many bootlegs and has been widely available for some time. Details from the auction house Syd Barrett / Pink Floyd: A Rare Set Of Handwritten Lyrics For Vegetable Man, circa. 1967, each verse and the chorus written across 32 lines over two pages of lined paper in blue ballpoint pen, titled ‘Vegetable Man’ with handwritten musical...

Syd Barrett Earth and Sky Watercolour Painting

Syd Barrett Painting up for Auction Feb 2022

A Syd Barrett painting is up for auction later this month for a guide price of £3,000-£5,000 plus fees. The painting, authenticated by Syd Barrett’s sister, Rosemary, is lot 284 in the Cheffin’s Art and Design auction from 10am on 24th February 2022. The painting last sold in 2006 in the original Cheffin’s auction of Syd Barrett’s belongings following his passing away. It was lot 719 and fetched £4,200 plus fees. Let’s introduce the painting, it is called ‘West Kennet- Earth and Sky watercolour’. West Kennet- Earth and Sky watercolour by Syd Barrett Brian Wernham, who is selling the painting, shared the following about the painting and auction. I have identified it as a painting of the megaliths at West Kennet. Syd was very keen on megaliths, and his keen eye for colour is demonstrated in this very rare piece of late art.  He burnt most of his final artwork,...

Mark Barrett with Syd Barrett Guitar Cheffins

Syd Barrett’s Guitar Up for Auction

Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett’s 12 string guitar, which he discussed in his 1971 Rolling Stone interview, is up for auction by Cheffins. His nephew Mark Barrett, aged 57, is now selling the 12-string Yamaha acoustic guitar with proceeds to be split evenly between mental health charity Mind and the Arthur Rank Hospice in Shelford Bottom. Edit: Items sold Guitar £16,000kPiper girlfriend copy £850Spotlights £200School photo £550Garden furniture £1900 Total £19,500 Mark Barrett said the guitar was stored with his father, Alan Barrett – Syd’s brother – after the Hills Road house was sold in 1974. He said his uncle “never collected the guitar” and his father “continued to store it over three subsequent house moves, eventually offering it to me” after Syd’s death. “I finally collected it from my father’s house in November of 2020, shortly before he died,” he said. “Unfortunately, I never got to know my...

Syd Barrett : Orange Dahlias in a Vase

Unseen Syd Barrett Painting up for Auction

Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett once gifted a painting he did to a former teacher when leaving high school aged fifteen. The son of that teacher is now selling the picture and is expected to bring £3k-£5k at an auction by Cheffins. The painting is called Orange Dahlias in a Vase and Syd painted it whist attending Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. Roger Waters and Storm Thorgerson also attended the same school. Orange Dahlias in a Vase is estimated to fetch £3,000 – £5,000 at the Cheffins Art & Design Sale in Cambridge on Thursday 27th May 2021. Gerald Harden’s son, Philip Harden, who currently owns the painting and was a boyhood friend of Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett and Roger Waters, says: “I used to go and visit Roger on a regular basis and I even remember playing cowboys and Indians and watching the first Doctor Who shows with him and Roger Waters back...