Daniel Allen Cohen’s Latest Collection Really Hits Home

Standout west coast artist Daniel Allen Cohen is known to create works that convey tongue-in-cheek commentary on American youth culture and the modern vices we engage in. His latest collection, “Score” highlights our extreme consumerism, both in the literal sense and also in the drug sense. 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 of his 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.

The artworks are available for purchase here at Daniel Allen Cohen’s webstore.

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Jelani Arthur Williamson