David Bowie The Archer Fine Art Poster Print Hand Signed by
David Bowie and Photographer John
This iconic image of David Bowie as The Thin White Duke was
taken by renowned Rock photographer,
John Rowlands, on February 26th, 1976, at Maple Leaf Gardens
in Toronto, Canada.
Having seen the previous evening’s show on the 1976 Station
To Station / IsolarTour , Rowlands
was primed to capture the image of Bowie as The Archer while
the singer was preparing to
fire his imaginary bow and arrow.
The pose was used as a signal for Bowies lighting engineer
to kill the lights. The picture was
taken moments before the lights were killed.
Rowlands took the shot about 30 feet away from the stage and
he credits his Hasselblad camera
for producing an image that is striking in its sharp tonal
range of whites, blacks and grays.
This Fine Art Print was produced from the original negative
and has been re-created in 3 sizes
(small, medium and large). Each size being an edition of 100
Each of the prints is numbered and hand-signed in pencil by
both David Bowie and John Rowlands,
with every print also being accompanied by a certificate of
John Rowlands travelled to the UK in Feb 2013 to sign the
prints at St Pauls Gallery in
Birmingham. They were then dispatched to David Bowie in New
York to sign.
The Archer is among Bowies favourite photographs and has
is included in the exhibition ‘David Bowie is’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum. From 23rd March 2013
As with all our editions, once a certain number of prints
have been sold, prices will increase
to reflect availability and scarcity. If interested in
purchasing, please do so at your earliest
convenience to secure the best price.
Please also note that this print is very delicate. Due to
being shipped and handled internationally for signing, there
sometimes minor handling marks apparent. Unfortunately it is
impossible to completely eradicate this
issue and we ensure that any blemishes are kept to
a minimum, if apparent at all.)
The Quoted Prices are for the print only and not framed.
Frame image is for illustration purposes only.