Previous to her loss of life final month, former groupie Cynthia “Plaster Caster” Albritton, who gained fame for her sculptures of Jimi Hendrix‘s penis and different iconic rock stars, donated to The Icelandic Phallological Museum one of some forged replicas of the legendary guitarist’s genitalia. Future friends of the museum will thus have the ability to have interaction with a legendary ʺmemberʺ of rock ‘n’ roll historical past. The forged will probably be unveiled throughout a closed occasion which can happen at The Phallological Museum’s premises in downtown Reykjavik in early June.
Hendrix was Cynthia‘s most notorious forged and one in all her first, finished in February 1968. A decade in the past, Cynthia informed Rock Scene journal: “Jimi Hendrix was coming to city. He was my first actual rock star that dipped his dick and it was unbelievable. We had been the groupies that bought to the lodge first and we had been the one groupies in Jimi Hendrix‘s room. It wasn’t our very first forged. I had tried it on just a few civilians first to be prepared for Jimi. He is my greatest. No, he isn’t my greatest. There are ‘bigger-ish’ others. However I could not say whether or not or not he is my most enjoyable. As a result of they’re my candy infants and I’m their mama and I am very democratic with all my infants. I do not wish to play favorites. I like all of them. The experiences had been equally thrilling and bizarre and completely different from one another.”
In line with Selection, Cynthia‘s “assortment” additionally included Wayne Kramer of MC5, Pete Shelley of THE BUZZCOCKS, Jello Biafra of the DEAD KENNEDYS in addition to feminine breasts from the likes of Laetitia Sadier of STEREOLAB, Sally Timms of the MEKONS, PEACHES, Karen O of the YEAH YEAH YEAHS and plenty of others. She later expanded her topics to incorporate filmmakers and different artists and finally amassed a set of fifty plaster phalluses.
Albritton, whose technique of constructing the plaster casts included utilizing a dental mold-making substance known as alginate, was immortalized within the KISS tune “Plaster Caster”, and a 2001 documentary of the identical title chronicled her inventive legacy.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is the brainchild of Sigurður Hjartarson, a collector of specimens from each single mammal in Iceland in addition to many overseas species for a complete of practically 300. His assortment started in 1974 when a buddy gave him a pizzle (bull’s penis) as a horsewhip.
Hendrix phallus forged to The Icelandic Phallological Museum.
It’s with emotions of unhappiness and pleasure, that The Phallological Museum broadcasts that previous to passing, Cynthia ʹPlaster Casterʹ Albritton, determined to donate to the museum with one of some casts of Jimi Hendrix.
— Phallological Museum (@Phallusmuseum) May 23, 2022