“While we were making the last album,” saysColdplay’s Chris Martin, “we built a special wall in our studio and, togetherwith the artist Paris, sprayed it, wrote on it and threw things at it until iteventually became the artwork for Mylo Xyloto.” The original is being shown for the first time this week in an exhibition at ProudGalleries, with all proceeds from the sales going to Kids Company, a charity that provides emotional and educational support for vulnerablechildren.
The eye-poppingly vibrant and vast graffiti wall(measuring 7.2m x 2.5m) was created using spray paint and markers on timber-frame-mounted PVC and isavailable for a cool £1m. Displayed alongside will be a smaller,five-panel wall painted by young children from Kids Company (£10,000).
Those lacking the space to accommodate such amagnificent piece can invest instead in one of three unique paintings byColdplay and Paris. Cartoon Heart (first picture), Hypnoflow and Xylobryte arecolourful, boisterous artworks (measuring 90cm sq, £50,000) that have beenspray painted on canvas and signed by all the band members and Paris.
Alternatively, fans can purchase one of threehigh-quality digital prints of the Mylo Xyloto album artwork (second picture, £9,000). Each comes in a limited edition of eight and is signed by all theband members. Three high-quality digital prints of the album artwork, each in alimited edition of 650 and signed by Paris, are also available for £250.
“The support Coldplay has given us over the years hasbeen amazing,” says Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and CEO of Kids Company. “With all the proceeds from this show going to the charity, Coldplay fans shouldgo see, dig deep and feel the harmony.”