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Coldplay to display album art

Coldplay are hosting an exclusive exhibition of original artwork for charity.

The British band will show the pieces at Proud Galleries in London next month. All proceeds are going to Kids Company, a charity which provides support to vulnerable children.

The Paradise singers have supported the charity for four years and frontman Chris Martin is passionate about the cause.

"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," Chris explained.

"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 [Coldplay's latest album]. This exhibition will be the first time that the wall has appeared in public."

The show will feature three original paintings on canvas by the band and their Mylo Xyloto artwork collaborator, artist Paris.

A second wall, painted by Paris and children from Kids Company, will be displayed alongside Coldplay's larger offering.

All work will be for sale, along with the original 7m X 2.5m graffiti wall that became the latest album's artwork.

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