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Stolen Portrait of Syd Barrett Returned

April 13, 2011  |  3:35pm
Stolen Portrait of Syd Barrett Returned

The missing self-portrait of Syd Barrett has been returned to the London art gallery it was stolen from.

It was taken from the Idea Generation Gallery on April 9 and was returned undamaged and intact after the Pink Floyd founder’s former girlfriend asked for its return.

Libby Gausden offered an award of £2,000 for the painting, according to the The Press Association.

The work of art was painted by Barrett in the early 1960s before his days of fame. It was on display as part of the Syd Barrett Arts & Letters exhibition.

Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright in 1965. He died in 2006.

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