Henry Flynt

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Henry Flynt (Greensboro, NC, 1940) is a philosopher, composer, and artist. In 1960 and 1961 he announced some of the ideas that have occupied him ever since, including concept art. Most of his concept art documents were published in An Anthology, ed. La Monte Young (1963).

In 1975, he led a country rock band called Nova’billy. (Examples of their performances of Flynt’s music are available on three published recordings.) In the same year, his book Blueprint for a Higher Civilization was published by Multhipla Edizioni, Milan. Flynt was in the Ph.D. program in Economics at the New School from 1970 to 1978, writing his dissertation on socialist economic administration. Flynt resumed making concept art in 1987. He was represented by Emily Harvey Gallery and has shown at the Venice and Lyon Biennales.

In 2008, Flynt returned to live music, performing an improvised rock instrumental with his niece Libby Flynt in several cities in Europe and the U.S. Numerous recordings of his music have been released, including Glissando No. 1. (2011)

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