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Flynt, Henry
Down with art!
New York: Fluxpress, 1968. **********************Oblong self-wrappers (10.5 x 27.5 cm.), with front panel fully-illustrated after photograph of Flynt's 1963 leacture. Contents: [12] page. Minor sunning to front panel; otherwise a well-preserved copy of an uncommon work. Silverman No. 582, ff.***Here: the first solo publication from the iconoclast, philosopher, and experimental musician Henry Flynt, with its contents largely concerned with the events of February 27, 1963, when Flynt--along with Tony Conrad and Jack Smith--picketed MoMA, the Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where the Mona Lisa was being exhibited to record crowds), to demonstrate against the harmful effects of Serious Culture and art snobbery. The next evening, Flynt delivered one of his performative lectures--in front of a portrait of Mayakovsky--at the loft of Walter De Maria, where he developed his post-art theory of liberation through "veramusement." Also collected here: responses to Flynt's theories (both supportive and critical) from the likes of Terry Riley, Bob Morris, and Walter De Maria, and a two-paged anti-art spread from Ben Vautier. Perhaps most importantly, this pamphlet contains the first elaboration of Flynt's theory of "brend," as an utopian, post-art form of experience, through which persons could escape alienation through a focus on their just-likings:"When you write with a pencil, you are rarely attentive to the fact that the pencil was produced by somebody other than yourself. You can use something produced by somebody else without thinking about it. In your just-likings … [Click Below for Full Description]
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