Call it a clinic to restore marred beauty: arms, noses, hands and other appendages missing from sculptures due to vandalism or old age are replaced in a unique Argentine workshop. Patiently waiting their turn, some 100 artworks from parks, gardens and other public spaces are scattered over the grounds of the outdoor facility in Buenos Aires. Some 25 artists using old photographs work to repair damaged marble, remove graffiti and wipe away the effects of years spent outdoors. But they must also create, fashioning missing body parts while remaining faithful to the original oeuvre. The damage gets even worse during election times, as graffiti and campaign posters pop up like mushrooms, even on statues — and Argentine

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