Right when I had the big Toyen catalog open to this painting, a little red TICK began racing along the page.
Since Czech ticks carry serious diseases that I'm not immunized for, they make me uneasy. I immediately squashed the tick in the book.
Well, evidently the tick was full of somebody's blood. There's now a blood spot on the reproduction.
I suppose the bat in the painting (Frequently Strewn Sheets, 1959) is meant to be a vampire bat, so future readers of the library's copy of this book will just have to suppose the bat got a little messy while dining amidst the sheets.