I would like to add this as a comment to the Post by Patrick
“We must construct as well as destroy”
Roland Roos repairs broken, displaced or damaged things in public space. Each repair is intended to restore a particular detail to its pre-damaged state. Before and after the repair a photograph is taken of the unsolicited assignment. The photo taken before the repair is the only existing document of the damaged objects and thus becomes a unicum. All of these unicum photos are on sale for 320CHF each which is the average amount of money that is spent for one repair (materials and labor).
Free Repair was a two year long project. It ended in april 2010.
Â Pictures and text taken from the web page of the artist:Â http://www.rolandroos.net/index.php?/free-repair/