Real artist stays incognito

  • Dhaka University’s TSC area now contains all the rickshaw paintings from the project. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka University’s TSC area now contains all the rickshaw paintings from the project. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Hanif Pappu, who has been producing artworks for over five decades, illustrated the rickshaw paintings on TSC tea stalls himself. But he is crestfallen that none of the works is credited to him or his team. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Hanif Pappu, who has been producing artworks for over five decades, illustrated the rickshaw paintings on TSC tea stalls himself. But he is crestfallen that none of the works is credited to him or his team. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Munir Hossain, an apprentice of Hanif Pappu, works on the rickshaw painting initiative at a small store. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Munir Hossain, an apprentice of Hanif Pappu, works on the rickshaw painting initiative at a small store. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Different designs were painted on TSC’s tea stalls at Dhaka University in an attempt to revive the traditional rickshaw paintings. The initiative is titled “Second Chapter: Rickshaw Painting on Tea Cups.” Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Along with the tea stalls, the kettles were also subject to paintings at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Along with the tea stalls, the kettles were also subject to paintings at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As rickshaw paintings give new life to the tea stalls at Dhaka University‘s TSC, many people engage in taking photos of themselves in the atmosphere. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As rickshaw paintings give new life to the tea stalls at Dhaka University‘s TSC, many people engage in taking photos of themselves in the atmosphere. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As rickshaw paintings give new life to the tea stalls at Dhaka University‘s TSC, many people engage in taking photos of themselves in the atmosphere. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As rickshaw paintings give new life to the tea stalls at Dhaka University‘s TSC, many people engage in taking photos of themselves in the atmosphere. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rickshaw paintings give the worn-out tea stalls a new look at Dhaka University’s TSC. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Munir Hossain, an apprentice of Hanif Pappu, works on the rickshaw painting initiative at a small store. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Munir Hossain, an apprentice of Hanif Pappu, works on the rickshaw painting initiative at a small store. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi