The best way to get into the mind of your favorite artist isn’t by going to a museum. Instead, go straight to the source: read their diary. One lucky (rich) Surrealist fan will get the chance to do just that when an unpublished diary belonging to Salvador Dalí goes up for auction next week at Sotheby’s in Paris. 

The Spanish-born artist kept a gridded 42-page notebook with his daily notes and scribbles, including both erotic drawings and logs of his day-to-day purchases. (Really, why would you ever separate the two?) Amongst his calculations and reminders, there are elegant, detailed sketches of horses, nude figures, fish, and more. 

If you’ve got $45,000 to $55,000 to spare, check out the auction here

[h/t The Guardian]

All images courtesy Sotheby's