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Cynthia Albritton, Often called Cynthia Plaster Caster, Dies at 74


Artist Cynthia Plaster Caster (born Cynthia Albritton on Might 24, 1947) died on April 21, 2022 after a protracted sickness. A launch confirmed the information of her dying.

The self-described “recovering groupie” and sculptor gained fame for creating plaster casts of the erect penises of well-known folks. By the tip of her profession, Albritton had sculpted a set of fifty plaster penises from well-known filmmakers, artists, and musicians.

Plaster Caster’s eclectic group of topics started with rock musicians in 1968. Her assortment included the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Wayne Kramer of MC5, and Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks. In a while, she would develop her catalog to additionally embody plaster casts of breasts from feminine musicians akin to Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Sally Timms of The Mekons, and Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Upon assembly Frank Zappa, Albritton grew to become his patron as he discovered casting erect penises to be humorous as nicely and would find yourself transferring to Los Angeles to pursue this artwork type.

The exhibition didn't take off because of the sudden lack of participation from well-known musicians. No casts have been made between 1971 and 1980. In 2000, Albritton lastly held her first exhibit of the plaster penises in New York Metropolis. She quickly started to sculpt breasts as nicely. The songs “5 Quick Minutes” by Jim Croce and “Plaster Caster” by KISS are each impressed by and immortalize her. She can also be talked about in Momus’ tune “The Penis Track” on his album Folktronic and the Le Tigre tune “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo.”

In 2010, she ran for mayor of Chicago on the “Arduous Get together” ticket.



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