"Hang him on my wall..."
St Pauls Gallery in the UK is proud to add another David Bowie print to their collection of fine art poster prints.
We can exclusively reveal that their latest print is the David Bowie ‘The Archer’ Fine Art Poster Print hand-signed by David Bowie and photographer John Robert Rowlands. (Pictured)
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 / Isolar Tour, 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 Bowie’s 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 greys.
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 prints worldwide.
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 authenticity. (COA)
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 Bowie’s favourite photographs and has been adopted as the main promotional image for the V&A's ‘David Bowie is’ Exhibition in London, March through August, 2013.
‘The Archer’ is available here now.
FOOTNOTE: If you use this code: IGALO209 on checkout you will get free postage on any order from the St Pauls Gallery range of Bowie prints.
FOOTNOTE 2: Obviously the signatures in this image are not to scale!