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19 JUNE-15 JULY 2012
JAMES BOND'S ASTON MARTIN DB5 DISPLAYED

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-03-15
This summer, for one month only, an icon of design, film and popular culture will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. This was the stunt car Sean Connery drove in the films Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965).

Low-slung and sleek. Silver, like a bullet. Tapered wings. Muscular and debonair. Almost immediately following its 1964 debut, the DB5 was sexy and stealthy enough in its design to become the co-star of James Bond, Agent 007. In true 007-fashion, it features a revolving license plate, tire-slicing wheel caps, console-activated oil slick, smoke screen, bullet shield, front end machine guns, and the infamous ejector seat trigger button. Yet, stripped of all of its gadgets, it still stands as an icon of design—sculpted to seduce with killer lines and looks.

Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is on loan for this limited time from local collector Harry Yeaggy. The Aston Martin was purchased for over $4 million at this auction in London in 2010.

Yeaggy previously loaned a 1967 Ferrari 412P to the Art Museum as part of their ongoing rotation showcasing the best industrial design at the Museum.

The Aston Martin will be on display June 19, 2012-July 15, 2012. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Museum is closed on Mondays. The Art Museum is FREE, EVERY DAY! The Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Editor's note:
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Photo above:
The stunt Aston Martin DB5 car. Photo: Rob Deslongchamps © 2012 Cincinnati Art Museum.

For general information, call (513) 639-2995 or visit:
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

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