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Coldplay's album art sells for $800,000


British rockers Coldplay have raised more than $800,000 for charity by selling the graffiti-covered wall that was featured on the sleeve of their album "Mylo Xyloto."

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The musicians displayed the large piece -- a collaboration with street artists Paris -- at Proud Galleries in London, ahead of an auction to aid Kids Company, a charity which helps at-risk children in the U.K. capital. The huge artwork was sold to an anonymous bidder for $800,000 on Monday, while other art works by the band, and behind-the-scenes photographs from their life on the road, raised another $176,000.

A post on the band's Twitter page reads, "Take a bow Coldplay fans. An incredible 610,000 (pounds) raised so far from the Mylo art sale." Frontman Chris Martin will be doing more for charity work this month by taking part in a New York City gig to raise money for victims of superstorm Sandy. The singer has been added to the lineup of the 12-12-12 gig at Madison Square Garden, alongside Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen.

Dec 4, 2012 4:05PM

I never understand why MSN forces me to look up the pic rather than just show it.

 I Googled, not Binged it, MSN.

Dec 4, 2012 3:13PM
Dec 4, 2012 2:43PM
Big fan of Coldplay...and this is just another reason to support a great band like them.  Glad they give back.
Dec 4, 2012 1:06PM
These guys will sell anything to make a buck for themselves.  jeeeeesh.
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