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    Coldplay to sell original 'Mylo Xyloto' cover art for charity - see new exhibits & behind-the-scenes photos

    MXexhibit6_1.jpgColdplay are to hold an original exhibition of their artwork for charity, and they're even going to put some special pieces up for sale

     

    Coldplay are to swap the UK's stadiums for an art gallery, as they exhibit original album art from their latest album Mylo Xyloto, various sources are reporting today including Gigwise, following official confirmation via coldplay.com. The exhibition will take place at Proud Galleries in London next month, and all of the money raised will go to the Kids Company Charity. [More discussion on all the exhibits and artwork is at the Coldplay forum now [thanks Tash & jeremyy]

     

    All of Coldplay have been strong supporters of the charity for a number of years. Frontman Chris Martin was keen to show his support for the cause, and explain how the band collaborated with artist Paris when producing the artwork. He said: "Kids Company is a phenomenal organisation that is very close to our hearts. While we were making the last album we did quite a lot of painting with our friend Paris."

     

    The exhibition will showcase three pieces of artwork by Coldplay and Paris that were painted on a specially created wall in the band's studio. Chris added: "We built a special wall in our studio and sprayed it, wrote on it and threw things at it until it eventually became the artwork for Mylo Xyloto. This exhibition will be the first time that the wall has appeared in public."

    In addition there will also be a smaller wall on display, which has been painted by Paris and children from the Kids Company Charity. All of the work on display, including the original 7m X 2.5m wall that formed Mylo Xyloto's cover art, will be on sale to members of the public, with all the proceeds going to the Kids Company charity. Coldplay are also releasing a DVD next month featuring footage of the Montreal and Paris concerts on the Mylo Xyloto tour, as well as their Glastonbury 2011 headline slot.

     

    Full announcement via Coldplay.com:

     

    Coldplay and Paris are pleased to announce an exhibition of original Mylo Xyloto artwork to raise funds for Kids Company. The exhibition will run from 29 November to 2 December at Proud Galleries in Camden, London.

     

    The show will feature three original paintings on canvas by Coldplay and the band's Mylo Xyloto artwork collaborator Paris, as well as the original 7m X 2.5m graffiti wall that became the album artwork. A second wall painted by children from Kids Company and Paris will be displayed alongside Coldplay’s larger wall.

     

    Also at the exhibition will be three high-quality prints of the Mylo Xyloto album artwork (each a limited edition of 8 and signed by the band); three high-quality album artwork prints (each a limited edition of 650 and signed by Paris); and unseen photographs from the Mylo Xyloto world tour taken by Roadie #42. These prints have been produced by Album Artists.

     

    All of the work is for sale - both at the exhibition and online at Album Artists' website - with 100% of the proceeds going to Kids Company, a children’s charity which reaches out to over 17,000 vulnerable young people in the most deprived areas of London.

     

    Said Chris Martin: “Kids Company is a phenomenal organisation that is very close to our hearts. While we were making the last album we did quite a lot of painting with our friend Paris. We built a special wall in our studio and sprayed it, wrote on it and threw things at it until it eventually became the artwork for Mylo Xyloto. This exhibition will be the first time that the wall has appeared in public."

     

    Will Champion added: “The big wall and the three paintings are all one-off Coldplay/Paris originals. The money raised will make a big difference to some of London’s most vulnerable children.”

     

    Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company founder / CEO, said: “The support Coldplay have given us over the years has been amazing. Art plays a major role in Kids Company’s work with vulnerable children: kids who have experienced trauma often find it easier to express themselves using art materials rather than words. Our recent award-winning exhibition in partnership with the Royal Academy demonstrated this very powerfully and poignantly.”

     

    The Mylo Xyloto exhibition will take place at Proud Galleries, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH. Entry is free and it will be open from 11am to 5pm each day. For the full list of available works, click here.

     

    List of exhibits:

     

    Mylo Xyloto 1 by Paris and COLDPLAY

    High quality digital print

    Hand signed by each member of Coldplay

    1 m x 1 m

    Edition of 8

    £9,000

    All proceeds to Kids Company

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    Mylo Xyloto 2 by Paris and COLDPLAY

    High quality digital print

    Hand signed by each member of Coldplay

    1 m x 1 m

    Edition of 8

    £9,000

    All proceeds to Kids Company

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    Mylo Xyloto 3 by Paris and COLDPLAY

    High quality digital print

    Hand signed by each member of Coldplay

    1 m x 1 m

    Edition of 8

    £9,000

    All proceeds to Kids Company

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    Cartoon Heart

    Spray paint on canvas

    90 x 90 cm

    Handpainted and signed by the band and Paris

    Unique

    All proceeds to Kids Company

    Price on application

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    Hypnoflow

    Spray paint on canvas

    90 x 90 cm

    Handpainted and signed by the band and Paris

    Unique

    All proceeds to Kids Company

    Price on application

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    Xylobryte

    Spray paint on canvas

    90 x 90 cm

    Handpainted and signed by the band and Paris

    Unique

    All proceeds to Kids Company

    Price on application

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    Mylo Xyloto Wall

    This is the original wall painted by Coldplay and Paris as artwork for the worldwide no. 1 album Mylo Xyloto. Dimensions: 7.2m x 2.4m, PVC on timber batten framework

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