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Richard Tsao in The New York Times

Richard Tsao in The New York Times article “Rising Rents Leave New York Artists Out in the Cold” by Cara Buckley (March 9, 2014).


Richard Tsao, 59, another Industry City refugee, has had to abandon his work outright. He floods his paintings, sloshing buckets of pigment and water on them as they lie on the floor, and spent $20,000 waterproofing his studios to prevent leaks.

“The question is whether I can spend that kind of money again only to move again in three years,” he said. “I can’t.”

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