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Publishers Essential Works have teamed up with East London's Idea Generation gallery to offer an intimate look at the life and loves of Syd Barrett; the pioneering songwriter and musical visionary behind Pink Floyd. Never before seen paintings, illustrations, photographs and intimate love letters will be on display until the 10th April 2011, to coincide with the release of new book Barrett: The definitive visual companion.

Syd

Image courtesy of the Estate of Roger Keith Barrett, aka Syd Barrett

Barrett attended London's Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts before forming psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd, and returned to art and painting in particular after leaving the band in 1968. This exhibition explores Syd's many creative outlets and gives a whole new perspective on one of the most enigmatic figures in musical history.

For more information on Idea Generation and their work, visit: www.ideageneration.co.uk

For further info and to purchase Barrett: The definitive visual companion visit: www.barrettbook.com   

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