Stolen Syd Barrett painting returned to London art gallery

Self-portrait is posted back after former girlfriend makes heartfelt appeal

A portrait of late Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett has been returned to the London art gallery it was stolen from last weekend.

The painting was taken from the Idea Generation Gallery on Saturday afternoon (April 9).

The late singer’s former girlfriend, Libby Gausden, pleaded for its safe return and offered a award of £2,000, reports The Press Association.

Following the appeal, the image was eventually returned undamaged and intact to the gallery by post, according to

The self-portrait, which was part of the Syd Barrett Arts & Letters exhibition, was painted before he found fame in the early 1960s.

Barrett, who died in 2006, founded Pink Floyd with bass guitarist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright in 1965.