INFAMOUS ERECT ROCK STAR PENIS ARTIST, CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER, DEAD AT 74
So you may not be aware of the infamous Cynthia Plaster Caster Albritton, till she’s now gone. The very interesting and pole-vaulting artist was known for making plaster molds of the penises of rock stars. Yes, plural. It was a different time, indeed. She has just dies at the age of 74, leaving us to revisit an awareness we’d maybe prefer to forget, but which is interesting nonetheless. As someone who has done plaster casting in the past, I can assure you that doing this to a penis is no small affair. Or, rather, it requires delicate handling, both to preserve the tender bits and result in a clean replica mold.
CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER ALBRITTON’S FIRST PENIS CASTING WAS OF JIMMY HENDRIX
Born in Chicago in 1947, Cynthia Plaster Caster Albritton came onto her artistic path in college. A professor tasked her class to cast a solid object that could retain its shape. Well, plaster certainly fits the bill for retention. But what to cast? She knew the most interesting thing, a penis! But not just any penis. A famous penis! And she quickly found a taker for the immortalization of a famous outtie in (or on) Jimmy Hendrix. And, well, we’re talking about erect penises too. Didn’t I mention that? With Jimmy her trial run was using a dental-molding material. Let’s just say her trial run was a big success.
BESIDES ERECT PENISES, CYNTHIA MOVED ON TO CASTING FAMOUS FEMALE ROCK STAR BREASTS
But Cynthia wanted more! As in, more subjects with famous penises. I mean, famous subjects with penises. And while Frank Zappa didn’t want to sit up while sitting down as a subject, he became her sponsor, or artistic patron. He paid for her to move to LA, where there were (and are) a lot of famous penises. Over time, Cynthia created quite the stable of cast, erect, famous penises. And I do mean the list is loooong. Jimi, of course, and Eric Burdon, Jello Biafra, Wayne Cramer, and many, many more. But Cynthia branched out to famous breast casts as well. Like from Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Peaches, members of L7 and the Demolition Doll Rods and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, and again many others.
So here’s a salute, without any of my pubes painfully stuck in stucco, to a truly unique artist who made her deep mark in music history.