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Written by Matt   
Saturday, 17 February 2007

syd barrett paintingFor those who missed out on a piece of his artwork in the recent auction of his final belongings, fans of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett recently had another opportunity to buy one of his pictures in a sale by auctioneers Cheffins.

Cheffins, of course, were the people who sold his final belongings and house in Cambridge, on behalf of his family.

The painting, shown to the right, is called "A Design for a Panel of Abstract Crosses", and the  auctioneers, Cheffins, was given a guide price of between £4000 and £6000 for their Fine Art sale on February 8th. Syd's picture went under the hammer for a total of £4000 (plus buyers fees).

Syd Barrett paintingBarrett painted it in 1965 and gave it to his girlfriend, Vivien Brans. It was then passed to her nephew, who is from Cambridge.

Cheffins, in November 2006, sold over seventy items from Barrett's home in St Margaret's Square, Cambridge, raising over £120,000.

That sale overwhelmed Cheffins with the worldwide interest, and the fevered atmosphere in the auction room as the items sold stunned the auctioneers. They expected plenty of renewed interest with the offer of this previously unseen piece.

To view the catalogue for the auction, visit

Our thanks to Adele and Lis from Cheffins for their help.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 February 2007 )
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