“Sshh has sold millions of copies and is an Ikea Classic, that overwhelms its creator. The pop art image shows a woman with a red lacquered finger nail suggesting silence…
“It’s about fun, the same as all my work. It should make you smile”, says the British contemporary pop artist Deborah Azzopardi.
“SShh is now seen everywhere, from bathrooms to libraries, from homes to offices. I’ve seen six pieces hung side by side in an elevator, as ‘subtle’ hint for users to be quiet. I thought that was fun.”
The original Sshh is valued for £500.000 and is in a vault. By contrast, at IKEA, you can have an Azzopardi for 9.99 euros.”