Next Thursday Proud Galleries, Camden, will play host to an exhibition displaying the impressive 7 meter long wall that was painted in Coldplay’s tudio while
recording their worldwide No.1 album Mylo Xyloto. It is for sale at
£1,000,000 with all proceeds to Kids Company, an initiative that supports17,000
disadvantaged children in London each year.
Here is what the band said about the show at Proud Gallery opening to the public 29th November: www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.
Chris Martin said; “Kids Company
is a phenomenal organization 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, founder and Kids Company 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