Certificate ID 0000085350  Authenticated: 05/20/23

“The Archer” The David Bowie World Fan Convention 2023

Subject: John Rowlands
Category: Music
Sub category: Photograph
Medium: Photo Print
Size: 13″ x 19″
Date: 1976
Edition: Limited
Edition Number: 20/100


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 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 grays. This 13″ x 19″ limited edition of 100 is titled David Bowie, ‘The Archer’ and is an official John Rowlands release issued for the David Bowie World Fan Convention 2023 in New York City (June 17-19, 2023).


Signature Scoring

John Rowlands: 100