01/31/2013 12:56 pm ET

The Most Beautiful Cover Art From David Bowie's Singles, 1972-1984

You may have noticed that we’re big fans of David Bowie here at Flavorpill, and as such we were excited (and just a bit jealous) to read about a new exhibition of the artwork from the singles he released between 1972 and 1984. In total, Bowie released 45 45s during this time, almost all of them good — and their artwork chronicles their creator’s aesthetic evolution, from Ziggy Stardust through the Thin White Duke and the cracked Pierrot of “Ashes to Ashes.” The exhibition is co-curated by the Vinyl Factory and designer/punk historian Toby Mott, and we asked Mott to choose his favorite sleeves and share some recollections of the times they evoke. Click through to check out his picks.

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