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Barrett proceeds go to art world
One of the most recent of Barrett's paintings to have survived
One of Barrett's paintings to have survived. Picture Cheffins.
Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett's family say some money from the auction of his belongings will go towards educational development within the art world.

The possessions, including some art works, are being sold on Wednesday at Cheffins Auctioneers, in Cambridge.

Barrett would paint and then destroy many of his works, so the paintings still in existence are very rare.

His hand-painted bikes will also go under the hammer in the city where he spent much of his last 30 years.

Art lover

Barrett, who died in July, was often spotted out riding his bikes following his decision to avoid the limelight after quitting Pink Floyd in 1968.

There will also be a chance to buy the easel, paints and paint table which Barrett used regularly to paint, various books, homemade speakers and a classical guitar.

Cheffins said Barrett's family wanted some of the money from the auction to go to the art world.

Barrett trained at Camberwell Art School in London.

Cheffins said the family would like Barrett to be remembered not only as a talented musician but also as someone whose love of art was with him most strongly in his final days.

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