Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Vacuum is constructed from copper and brass with either paint or nickel-plated finish by the Harriete Estel Berman. 

Carefully constructed using sheet metal these appliances are not found objects. 
Red acetate seen through pierced metal trim. 

The end of the vacuum opens to reveal a solitary chair sitting alone. Interior details of vacuum are painted walls, switch for light bulb, etched copper floor and chair. 

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Private Collection

© Harriete Estel Berman, 1982