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)
- Publications, interviews
- "Concept Art", in An Anthology of Chance Operations, eds. La Monte Young and Jackson Mac Law, New York, self-published, 1963, JPG; revised in 2nd ed., New York: H. Friedrich, 1970.   (English)
- Down With Art, New York: Fluxpress, 1968,  pp. Essays by Terry Riley, Bob Morris, Walter de Maria, Diane Wakoski, Cornelius Cardew and Ben Vautier. 
- Blueprint for a Higher Civilization, Milan: Multhipla, 1975, 206 pp. 
- "Towards an Acognitive Culture: Henry Flynt talks to Stewart Home", Smile 11, London, Summer 1989. Recorded in New York, 8 March 1989.
- Henry Flynt 2011 Concept Art 50 Years, eds. Henry Flynt and Catherine Christer Hennix, Berlin: Grimmuseum, 2011, 52 pp. (English)
- Robert Horvitz, "Henry Flynt Interview" [16 Mar 1979], 2020, PDF. (English)
- http://web.archive.org/web/20160317061348/http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/stories/storyReader$8281, https://zkm.de/en/magazine/2013/05/henry-flynt-activities-1959, http://vimeo.com/50548939
- J.-P. Caron, "On Constitutive Dissociations as a Means of World-Unmaking: Henry Flynt and Generative Aesthetics Redefined", e-flux 115, Feb 2021.