Draft:Daniel Allen Cohen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: Does not meet WP:CREATIVE which would require presence in a permanent collection at a major museum. Appears to be WP:TOOSOON for an up-and-coming artist. K.e.coffman (talk) 07:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: Copyvio checked out. Legacypac (talk) 07:17, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: made some style changes to the infobox to make it look a bit better TheMesquitobuzz 17:32, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Daniel Allen Cohen
Born (1987-07-11) July 11, 1987 (age 32)
Stylecontemporary art, pop art
MovementContemporary art, pop art

Daniel Allen Cohen is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist best known for his platform, This is Addictive, which highlights adult cravings and material obsessions using imagery often associated with childhood.[1] For instance, his series, Periodic Table of Drugs, parodies the format of the scientific periodic table but instead of cataloguing natural elements, Cohen catalogues a variety of narcotics.[2] Cohen has shown his work at art fairs including Art Basel in Miami and the L.A. Art Show.[3][4] His work has been profiled in NBC, Hypebeast and The Malibu Times.[5][6][1][7]

Early Life[edit]

In 2009, as an entrepreneur Cohen left high school to start a clothing line called JĀD.[6]

Fine Art[edit]

Cohen's "subversive sculpture" makes satirical commentary on the consumer habits associated with youth culture in Western society.[8][5] He works with a variety of materials, including: wood, acrylic paint, metal, graphic design and digital alterations.[9] Incorporating substances, such as drugs and chocolate, that are associated with decadence and often abused, Cohen is able to address the dialogue surrounding addiction.[5]

Score, 2015[edit]

In this series, Cohen confronts the increase of drug use, and ease of its availability, in the United States.[10] Using the format of a nutrition label that lists ingredients in packaged food, he outlines the effects of recreational drugs.[11][12] In addition to creating these labels for existing drugs, Cohen invents drugs, like "Insta-Fame" pills, to provide social media clout, and "Poor & Suffering Relief" pills to alleviate poverty.[13]

Precious Bars, 2016[edit]

In 2016, Cohen started his Precious Bars series where he fabricates stacks of money and bars of gold wrapped in the packaging of branded chocolate bars that have been slightly altered. For instance, in Cohen's version, the iconic Mr. Goodbar has changed to read "Mr. Goldbar."[6]

Periodic Table of Drugs, 2017-ongoing[edit]

In this series, Cohen parodies the Periodic Table of Elements which outlines life-sustaining elements such as Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen.[2] By featuring recreational drugs instead of chemical elements, Cohen illustrates the irony surrounding which substances are valued in contemporary society.[14]

In 2018, Cohen expanded his Periodic Table to include other societal cravings, including: fast food, money, sex and fashion.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Daniel Cohen Announces Launch of New Collection 'THIS IS ADDICTIVE'". www.nbc29.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  2. ^ a b "Million Dollar Chocolate Bars & Drugs... Why Daniel Allen Cohen Is At The Top of Everyone's Collectors List". KKURATED.com. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  3. ^ "SCOPE Miami Beach: A Mecca for the Talented and Untamed - Whitewall". Whitewall. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  4. ^ "LA Art Show opens in Los Angeles". epa european pressphoto agency b.v. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  5. ^ a b c "These Drug-Themed Artworks Comment on Today's Consumption Habits". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  6. ^ a b c Wright, Tracy. "This is Addictive". Malibu Times. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  7. ^ "Daniel Cohen Announces Launch of New Collection 'THIS IS ADDICTIVE'". www.abc6.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  8. ^ "This is Addictive". Touch of Modern. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  9. ^ "DANIEL COHEN " Julie Zener Gallery". juliezener.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  10. ^ "Daniel Allen Cohen's Latest Collection Really Hits Home". Nous Culture. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  11. ^ Phanor-Faury, Alexandra (2017-01-24). "Artist pokes fun at our drug addiction with fake drug nutrition labels". Konbini United States. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  12. ^ "daniel-allen-cohen-drug-artwork-11 | Hypefresh". www.hypefresh.co. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  13. ^ "Daniel Allen Cohen's drug-themed art - PLAIN Magazine". PLAIN Magazine. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  14. ^ "The Periodic Table | Daniel Allen Cohen | Artist | Art Angels". www.artangels.net. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  15. ^ "Daniel Cohen Announces Launch of New Collection 'THIS IS ADDICTIVE'". www.abc6.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.