Cynthia Albritton, better known as “Cynthia Plaster Caster” for the plaster casts she created of rock stars’ private parts, died today after ‘a long illness’. Her reps announced that she died early today in Chicago. She was 74 years old. Let’s see How did Cynthia Plaster Caster die and what was her cause of death.
Albritton, a self-described “recovering groupie,” matured as an artist, moving from music stars to film directors, finally including ladies. She began her job by creating a cast using alginate, a dental mold-making substance that hardened around the subject’s member and then slipped off as the participant, well, “cooled off.”
Her debut role was as Jimi Hendrix in 1968. She eventually enlarged the collection to include men filmmakers’ breasts and then female artists’ breasts.
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks were among the artists that participated in the process. Kiss’ Gene Simmons penned “Plaster Caster” for the band’s platinum-selling 1977 album Love Gun. “The plaster’s gettin’ harder and my love is perfection/A token of my love for her collection,” he sang, although Albritton said she never cast any of the band members.
Albritton was born in Chicago and relocated to Los Angeles after meeting Frank Zappa, who encouraged her work but refused to engage in it.
The castings were handed to Zappa’s business partner, Herb Cohen when her flat was burglarized in 1971.
Albritton attempted to resurrect the casts after a long absence. When Cohen refused, the situation escalated into a legal battle, with Albritton eventually reclaiming all but three of the cast members.
She held her first art exhibition in New York in 2000, and she was the subject of Plaster Caster, a 2001 documentary.
Albritton ran for mayor of Chicago on the “Hard Party” platform in 2010.
Albritton explained the process of creating her “beautiful babies,” as she referred to her casts, in a 2018 interview. “Once they’re buried in that mold, they…go numb… “I feel for them, and I’m hoping they come out looking their best,” she said to Lucretia Tye Jasmine. Albritton also discussed the increased vulnerability that came with her employment. “Their human imperfections make them sort of appealing,” she says of her superstar subjects. “I was surprised and happy to see that they were just as insecure as I was.” That helped me see them from a different perspective… They’re the same as we are.”
How did Cynthia Plaster Caster die, Cause of death
As per the reports Cynthia Plaster Caster was suffering from a long illness (Chronic disease). There is no other information on her health status. We will update the cause of death once it is released.
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