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Three Mick Rock photos of Syd Barrett being auctioned next month Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Philips de Pury music auctionThree photographs of Syd Barrett are to be auctioned in London this November, with 50% of the money raised going to The Syd Barrett Fund, set up by Syd's sister Rosemary Breen in memory of her brother in 2008. The images, taken by iconic rock photographer and friend of Barrett Mick Rock during the 1969 photo shoot for Syd's debut solo album 'The Madcap Laughs', will go under the hammer at The Phillips de Pury Gallery on November 21st at 5pm.

Two of the pictures are black and white, 51 x 60cm, one a close up head shot (lot 153) and the other shows Syd on the bonnet of a car (lot 154). The third, larger at 112 x 76cm, in colour, has Syd sitting on the floor of his Earls Court flat, accompanied by a record player (lot 155).

Viewing for the Music sale begins on Monday, November 9th, with the auction taking place on Saturday, November 21st at 5pm. Bids can be made by phone as well as in person. More details of the auction, and how to find Philips de Pury, can be found at their website.

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