Paper Frank's beautiful dark twisted reality 

Atlanta's young visual arts phenom adds pastels to dreadful past

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But mostly, he's doing it for the kids who've become a big part of his following.

"I feel like kids are the most important," says Dunson. "You have to listen to them to know what's going on in their minds because their minds are still developing. And they can develop into some fucked-up shit when you [ignore them]."

Not to mention they tend to come up with the richest interpretations of his paintings. Dunson's favorite was the 7-year-old at Pink Lemonade staring intensely at an image of Damien before asking: "Does he have diarrhea?"

For Dunson, that shit makes life worth living.

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