Henry Flynt Quotes.
Basically, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person’s taste, and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.
Around 1967 I began backing away from dogmatic Leninism, not so much because I thought it was false, I just decided there was nothing utopian about it.
I’m actually a great fan of lucidity.
Basically, at this time, I viewed any work of art as an imposition of another person’s taste and saw the individual making this imposition as a kind of dictator.
When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it’s self-defeating.
When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music.
In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.
At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did.
I’m trying to assemble materials for a different mode of life.
The purpose of concept art as a genre is to unbrainwash our mathematical and logical faculties.
A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.
I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made.
I have a picture of an ideal consciousness.
The whole drive of western culture, the part of it which is serious, is towards an extreme objectification. It’s carried to the point where the human subject is treated almost as if it’s dirt in the works of a watch.