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Artist Kenzi Shiokava is a woodcarver. He works with driftwood, found wood and plain old boards he's salvaged.
Artist Kenzi Shiokava is a woodcarver. He works with driftwood, found wood and plain old boards he's salvaged.
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You want an Only-in-LA story? Try this: a 78-year old Japanese-Brazilian-American artist who works in Compton, was Marlon Brando's gardener, and got his first big break at the Hammer Museum last year. ... How would you feel about living in a murder house? How about a house where the wife’s lover – who lived in the attic – shot the husband? It's in Silver Lake. ... We ride the elevator 71 floors to the top of the US Bank Tower to talk with the owner and chef of the tallest restaurant in the West. Take a virtual tour inside Elizabeth Taylor’s home with photographer Catherine Opie, who got exclusive access to Taylor’s house at 700 Nimes Road.