The first official James Bond exhibition in New York opens today in Midtown Manhattan. DRIVEN: 007 x SPYSCAPE allows fans to discover the world of 007 through a multi-sensory experience that explores the creative process behind the 007 movies, while revealing the secrets of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5.
Visitors can take a closer look at gadgets in Q’s lab, view original concept art in Oscar®-winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam’s studio and peek behind the scenes of SKYFALL’s explosive finale. This brand new exhibition offers a one-of-a-kind experience including:
Immersion Room – Inspired by the title sequence of GOLDFINGER (1964) designed by Robert Brownjohn, this rich immersive space uses an evocative soundscape and sophisticated projection mapping onto a sculptural installation to transport you fully into a dreamlike Bond environment.
Q Workshop – Step inside a contemporary evocation of Q’s workshop and come face to face with Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. The beloved silver birch beauty takes centre stage amidst a workshop filled with plans, designs and celebrated gadgets from Q and his team.
Sir Ken Adam Studio – A studio for the legendary Sir Ken Adam, the Oscar®-winning Production Designer responsible for some of the most memorable 007 sets, vehicles and gadgets, features original sketches. You will see drawings come to life and hear Sir Ken tell the story of his creative career in his own words.
Production Studio – Go behind-the-scenes of the explosive moment in SKYFALL (2012) when the malevolent Silva (Javier Bardem) orders his helicopter gunship to destroy first Bond’s DB5 and then his ancestral home. Walking into the studio you’ll see a 1/3 scale model of Skyfall Lodge and the actual 1/3 scale burned-out car from the film. Key members of the production team explain the thinking behind the destruction of the Lodge and the DB5.
Screening Room – Watch a compilation of memorable Bond moments with his beloved DB5.
Ticketing available at spyscape.com/007. Tickets for adults are $23 and children are $18.