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Plaster cast of Jimi Hendrix’s penis to go in display in Iceland

By | Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022

Jimi Hendrix

A plaster cast of Jimi Hendrix’s penis is set to go on display next month in Reykjavik’s Phallological Museum which, its official blurb confirms, boasts “a collection of more than two hundred penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland”. That includes homo sapiens and therefore rock stars.

The Hendrix cast was made by Cynthia Albritton – aka Cynthia Plaster Caster – in 1968 and was donated to the Icelandic museum shortly before her death last month.

“It is with feelings of sadness and pride that The Phallological Museum announces that, prior to passing, Cynthia ʹPlaster Casterʹ Albritton decided to donate to the museum … one of a few casts of Jimi Hendrix”, said the museum in a statement on Twitter.

Hendrix was not the only rock star who Albritton convinced to have their erect penis dunked in plaster – although he was the first. Others include The MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra and Ariel Pink. Kiss even wrote a song about her, although none of the band were ever called up to take part in her grand project.

At the turn of the century, she began to add female musicians to her collection, taking casts of the breasts of artists including Peaches, Karen O and more.

The Hendrix cast is due to be unveiled at a private event at the Phallological Museum in early June.