These Drug-Themed Artworks Comment on Today’s Consumption Habits

Whether we like it or not, our lives are dominated by consumption of all forms. Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Allen Cohen creates works that convey tongue-in-cheek commentary on American youth culture and the modern vices we engage in. His “Score” collection is based on the different types of drugs, both literal and metaphorical, we consume to help deal with our addictions, desires and dissatisfactions in the modern age. Some pieces feature made-up drugs prescribed to alleviate social cravings, such as “Insta-Fame” pills that are printed with social media icons or “Designer Drugs” emblazoned with luxury brand logos. Other pieces profile today’s prevalent drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, alongside a “nutrition label” that lists out the cost, ingredients and effects upon consumption of said drug.

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