9 Incredible Works Of Art By The Bangalore Crocodile Artist

23/06/2015 5:41 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian artist Badal Nanjundaswamy uses the opening of an unattended manhole in the middle of a road as a canvas to depict the Hindu God of death 'Yama' waiting to gobble up unwary pedestrains or motorists in Bangalore on June 6, 2014. The art installation was executed to draw the attention of the responsible municipal authorities into fixing the civic problem in an artistic way. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Recently, Baadal Nanjundaswamy, an artist from Bangalore, made headlines for planting a life-sized crocodile in the middle of a road after civic authorities failed to repair a pothole.

Nanjundaswamy's efforts paid off and the Bangalore municipal corporation covered up the pothole in just a day after the pictures went viral.

Read this: How A Bengaluru Artist's 'Crocodile' In The Middle Of A Busy Road Got A Pothole Fixed

But, this isn't Nanjundaswamy first has used his art for civic activism. The artist who covers streets with his 3-D painting has been making a mark for a while now. Here's a look at some of his other work.

  • MANJUNATH KIRAN via Getty Images
    Indian artist Badal Nanjundaswamy uses the opening of an unattended manhole in the middle of a road as a canvas to depict the Hindu God of death 'Yama' waiting to gobble up unwary pedestrains or motorists in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The 3-D artist creates an impression of holding a box in this picture. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)
  • Sometimes, he sits on his painted car. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/ Facebook)
  • Baadal created this art on a car in August 2014 captioning it as 'Say no to rape.' (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/ Facebook)
  • This is one of Baadal's new 3-D work. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)
  • Baadal’s artwork has also fixed uneven road dividers in Bangalore. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)
  • In his street art, Baadal also takes a stand against littering on roads. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)
  • Is that a real elephant? No, it isn't. It is one of Baadal's life-like paintings. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)
  • Last year, he drew a cobweb around a manhole in Kanakanagar main road to get the civic authorities' attention. That too was fixed. (Baadal Nanjundaswamy/Facebook)

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