“One of the most valuable pieces”
Hendrix’s genitals unveiled at the Falus Museum
When Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, he left not only his music but also his penis to his descendants. At least a plaster cast by artist Cynthia “Plaster Caster” Albritton. Now the casting of a good piece can be seen in a place that seems very suitable: in the Icelandic Phallus Museum.
The Icelandic Phallus Museum has acquired an infamous work of art: From this month, visitors can admire the plaster cast of the erect penis of rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The artwork was created by artist Cynthia “Plaster Caster” Albittron, who died this year and created penis castings of about 50 rock stars.
The Icelandic Phallus Museum in Reykjavik has around 400 objects on display, some of which are curious, including the genitals of whales and raccoon genitals. One of the most famous exhibits in the museum is the bronze bronze of the entire handball team, which won silver for Iceland at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Before her death, Albittron promised the Phallus Museum a cast of Hendrix’s penis. According to the certificate of authenticity, the exhibit is a replica of the original casting from 1968.
Hendrix, known for songs like “Foxy Lady” and “Hey Joe”, died of an overdose in 1970 at the age of 27. Albritton, then 20, met him as a fan in February 1968, and the plaster cast of his genitals was one of the first she made because she had previously trained on less prominent models. The casting of Hendrix’s penis is “definitely one of our most valuable pieces,” Phalaus Museum Thordur Deputy Curator Olafur Thordarson told AFP. “We are extremely happy to have him.”
The reactions of museum visitors to the statue of Hendrix were mixed. “It’s funny,” said British tourist Steven Warren about the subject. Pascal Podwojewski from France said he did not think that “history will remember the size of (Hendrix’s) penis, his music will remember more.”