A plaster cast of Jimi Hendrix's penis is to be unveiled at the Icelandic Phallological Museum in downtown Reykjavik. (Go to their website - you won't be sorry.)
The artefact was donated by the late Cynthia Albritton, otherwise known as Cynthia Plaster Caster, and is one of a few cast replicas of the legendary guitarist's genitalia. It will be displayed during a closed event at the museum which will take place in early June.
Former groupie Albritton gained fame for her plaster work of iconic rockstars' penises, after discovering in her art class that she could cast anything solid that could “retain its shape”. Some of her models include Jello Biafra, formerly of Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, Television’s Richard Lloyd and MC5’s Wayne Kramer. She also casted the breasts of Stereolab's Laetitia, Mekons' Sally Timms, Peaches, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many others.
Jimi Hendrix was Albritton’s very first celebrity client; his cast was also considered to be her finest work.