Everready Working Woman

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Everready Working Woman is not a found object. It is carefully constructed by artist, Harriete Estel Berman, using traditional metalsmithing skills to create an appliance with biting social commentary. 

Details include a real drill chuck in the front, optional mixing beaters, and a Wonder Woman electric cord lariat with suction cup plug at the end. View the spark gun through the yellow plastic window. A lipstick cartridge fits up inside the handle and six-color eye shadow compartment housed in raygun body contains real make-up. 

Copper and brass construction with painted or nickel-plated finish. 

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Sterling silver lettering on back dome reads: mixer, raygun, hot air, and drill. Sterling silver letters on the side read: Everready Working Woman.

Everready Working Woman is the consummate autobiographical piece. Thought constructed in 1982 it is just as true today as any other day before. I work 16 hours a day. I made this peice before Jeff Koons showed his vacuum cleaners as a claim to fame. It is made by hand with careful craftsmanship to look like a manufactured object.
If you want to own a signature object from Harriete Estel Berman before a musuem buys it for their collection, this is it.

Sculptures from this series are available for exhibition or purchase
Retail Price: $14,500

8.5" body length x 2.5" diameter x 7" height 

Additional images below

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op View of Everready Working Woman displays the eye shadow compartment on the top.

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Everready Working Woman Card designed by artist Harriete Estel Berman to accompany the display of this appliance.

 

 © Harriete Estel Berman, 1982