Gorillaz launch special London exhibition

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Band open mural to celebrate biography launch

A special Gorillaz exhibition is being launched in London today (October 27) to mark the release of their new autobiography ‘Rise Of The Ogre’.

Creative director of the band Jamie Hewlett is due to unveil a giant mural of the cartoon outfit on hoardings around the Royal Festival Hall and South Bank Centre from 1pm while the hall undergoes a major refurbishment programme.

A special pop-up shop selling copies of the band’s newly launched autobiography ‘Rise Of The Ogre’ is also being set up for one day only and will be clearly signposted across bridges from Embankment and Waterloo.

“This exhibition really is a truly wonderful coming together between graphical imagery, art and er … well, what looks to be like some sort of temporary protective wooden coverings”, said bassist Murdoc Niccals.

Hewlett‘s giant mural will be displayed on the hoardings until February 2007.

As previously reported on NME.COM, ‘Rise Of The Ogre’ follows the cartoon outfit’s antics through their eyes – from the release of their first EP ‘Tomorrow Comes Today’ in November 2000 right through to their recent show at New York‘s Harlem Apollo.

The illustrated 300-page autobiography also contains shots from the band’s personal photo albums, along with unseen backstage footage.