Item #7031 From “Culture” To Veramusement. Henry Flynt.
From “Culture” To Veramusement

From “Culture” To Veramusement

New York / Boston: np, 1963. Offset. [2] pp. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good with toning and bumping to edges, holes from staple removed at top left corner. “Veramusement” crossed out on title with “BREND” written above in black ink, likely in the hand of Henry Flynt. Item #7031

Press release regarding Henry Flynt, Tony Conrad, and Jack Smith’s iconic demonstration against “Serious Culture (and art)” that saw the trio picket outside the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Philharmonic. The press release recounts the events of their picket, its reception by both the public and museum administrators, and a lecture Flynt delivered the following evening. The concept of “veramusement” is left vague in the press release; however, it appears to be the progenitor to “brend,” a concept Flynt explicated in his 1968 pamphlet “Down With Art,” which also reproduces a portion of this press release. Flynt’s holograph annotation to the title also suggests the connection between the two conceptual terms.

“DEMOLISH SERIOUS CULTURE! / DESTROY ART!; DEMOLISH ART MUSEUMS! / NO MORE ART!; DEMOLISH CONCERT HALLS / DEMOLISH LINCOLN CENTER!”.

Price: $1,250.00