NEW YORK — Randy Polumbo set up his studio immediately after he bought this 4,000-square-foot Gowanus warehouse 18 months ago. Never mind that there was no heating or cooling system in the 1930s-era building, or that a lone porta-potty was the only amenity.
When it came to creating his studio, he likens the process “to seeing what materials washed up on the shore each night. It pickled slowly, like kimchee, or grew like a fungus.” That’s not to say there wasn’t actual labor involved. “Getting the 10,000-pound camper up by the top of the 20-foot-tall ceiling was not that easy,” he says.
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