Though he probably could have had a career as a silent movie villain based solely on that mustache, Salvador Dalí made his name through his dreamlike and sexual illustrations. And when it came to his own casual doodling, things weren’t that wildly different. Pictures from a recent Sotheby’s auction gave a peek into Dalí’s unpublished diaries. The pages are filled with doodles of horses, naked figures, and squiggles that vaguely look like finger prints and probably a hundred other things if you look long enough.
But one curious thing about these pages is the painstaking efforts he took to document his spending. According to Sotheby’s, “this exceptional manuscript in minuscule writing in pink and black ink running from day to day, contains notes, criticisms, impressions of art and numerous everyday expenses.” Though his art covers the numbers, they are certainly well represented on the pages that he filled out between 1930 and 1935.
The diary sold for $104,000, but you can peep some of it below for free:
[H/T Huffington Post]