Last month, the rock and penis-leaning world were saddened to hear that Cynthia “Plaster Caster” Albrittoninfamous maker of plaster molds or rock star dongs, had died at 74. Now, as part of a donation from her estate, an Icelandic museum dedicated to penis-related art and culture will show a mold Cynthia made of arguably rock’s most cherished tail: that of Jimi Hendrix.
In a tweet, the Icelandic Phallological Museumlocated in Reykjavik, revealed that they’d obtained Albritton’s mold of Hendrix’s wedding tackle, writing:
“Hendrix phallus cast to The Icelandic Phallological Museum.
“It is with feelings of sadness and pride, that The Phallological Museum announces that prior to passing, Cynthia lPlaster Casterʹ Albritton, decided to donate to the museum with one of a few casts of Jimi Hendrix.”
Born in Chicago in 1947, Cynthia, a self-described “recovering groupie,” began the work she was most famous for in 1968. She is best known for having created molds of the penises of rock gods including Jimi Hendrix, Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer. Later in life, Albritton also decided to start molding breasts as well, and made molds of the chests of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Karen O, Peaches, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, and The Mekons’ Sally Timms. While he never “modeled” for her, Frank Zappa was also a close friend of Albritton, and the two appreciated each others’ uncommon approaches to art.
Cynthia’s first exhibition of her work took place in New York City in 2000. Soon after, she was featured in Jessica Everleth’s documentary Plaster Caster, and contributed to the BBC 3 documentary My Penis And I in 2005. She was also the inspiration for and referenced in several rock songs, including KISS ‘”Plaster Caster,” Le Tigre’s “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo,” and Jim Croce’s “Five Short Minutes.” The KISS song, featured on Love Gunwould always be the most famous of the tracks that detailed her art.
If you have a chance to visit Iceland, definitely check out Hendrix’s wang, which, according to a VH1 segment you can watch below, is so thick that one’s fingers do not touch when holding it.