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Art Pieces Using Cocaine Image via Untrustyou on Tumblr / Requested Credit on Tumblr

Exhaled Cocaine by Cornelia Parker, 1996

Location: U.K.

Parker convinced customs agents to give her the ashes of seized cocaine. (Authorities burn the substance when it is confiscated, as it destroys and purifies it.) But the interesting thing about the title of this piece is that it is impossible to exhale cocaine. Rather, it is a cyclical comment on the flammable substances used to extract cocaine from coca leaves.

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