The madcap genius’ stuff is for sale
Items from the estate of the late Syd Barrett, including signed artwork never seen before, are up for auction at Cheffins Auctioneers in his hometown, Cambridge this Wednesday (November 29).
The auction will consist of items left by Pink Floyd founder, Barrett at his Cambridgeshire house.
Barrett spent his last years living a quiet life, making furniture and mixed media paintings, and the items up for sale reflect this.
There are many items of handmade or customized pieces of furniture, including a table, a kitchen chair and varying cupboards and shelving units.
As well as some never seen before watercolours and oil paintings, items for sale will include his Daler Rowney easel, and his paints.
The lots will also include various Art History books, his blue and red bicycles, a classical guitar, and even his small artificial Christmas tree – complete with festive tinsel and baubles.
The family of Syd Barrett have stated that part of the monies raised from the auction of his final belongings will go to Art Aid World – to be used for educational development within the art world.