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The Wondrous House of Dr. Koudounaris


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Hidden in the hills of Echo Park lies the extraordinary abode of Dr. Paul Koudounaris (known to friends as Paul K), an author, photographer, art historian, world traveler and lecturer. Part museum, part carnival funhouse, and part treasure trove of artifacts collected from around the world, the place is a singular wonder. But after 13 years he has decided to move on and leave Los Angeles. On the evening before liquidating his collection and clearing out his amazing home, he invited photographer Levan TK to capture it on film one last time.

All photos by Levan TK (Instagram: @levan_tk)

L.A. Weekly has covered the work of Koudounaris, a native Angeleno art and academic figure, many times over the years. Here are just a few:

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