Friday, 8 April 2011

Sat April 9th : Syd Barrett: Art and Letters

Walking back from a meeting on Brick Lane, soaking in the sunshine, we stumbled across a sign for this exhibition "Syd Barrett - Art & Letters". I had to tear myself away from returning to the studio to dip in and see the largest showcase of momentos from the life of the Pink Floyd frontman. Alongside his music, Syd created art work and some of these paintings have been lent from girlfriends who he originally gifted them to. In addition, numerous love notes and letters have been brought together which gives quite an open and intimate insight into Syd's life whilst starting the band. The display also presents imagery spanning as far back as his childhood containing unseen photographs of his childhood, early Pink Floyd concert snaps and Mick Rock portraits.
Its the last 2 days of the show, so if you are in the Shoreditch area, try and pop in to see the first most comprehensive collection of work of the legend who was actually known for throwing his paintings away!

This unique exhibition has been set up to run alongside the launch of a new publication: "Barrett: The definitive visual companion" published by Essential Works. Click here to find out more ........... it looks beautiful!

'Art and Letters' 18th March-10th April 2011
Idea Generation Gallery, Redchurch Street, London, E2 7JB

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