Cocaine in the Arts

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Here is a list of some artworks, songs, and movies that reference or feature cocaine:


Cocaine Banksy

“Cocaïne” by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1984)
“Cocaine” by Damian Hirst (1993)
“Cocaine Nights” by Salvador Dali (1971)
“Cocaine” by Banksy (2005)


“Cocaine” by Eric Clapton (1977)
“White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel (1983)
“Snowblind” by Black Sabbath (1972)
“Cocaine Blues” by Johnny Cash (1968)
“Nosebleed Section” by Hilltop Hoods (2003)


Scarface (1983)
Blow (2001)
Goodfellas (1990)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Trainspotting (1996)

It is worth noting that not all of these artworks, songs, and movies glorify or endorse cocaine use. Some depict the negative consequences and dangers of drug use, while others simply reference it as a cultural phenomenon. As with any form of media, it is important to approach these works critically and thoughtfully.

Margo CollinsMargo Collins

M.D. Toxicologist, consultant Psychologist for social and psychological work with addicted clients and their families. Work experience of more than 20 years.

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