So if you are a Salvador Dali fan like we are here at Gallery Art, you have been following the most recent paternity case involving Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader and fortune teller, who has claimed for many years to be the illegitimate daughter of Dali, who died in 1989.
Abel, who is well-known in Spain as a television psychic, claims that her grandmother said Abel’s mother had an affair with the artist before the fortune tellers birth.
A Madrid judge has ordered Dali’s remains to be exhumed after previous tests failed to provide a viable sample of the artists DNA. These tests were done on fragments of the artists skin and hair that were taken from his death masks.
More recently, forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali’s embalmed remains to aid the court-ordered paternity test that may enable the woman who says she is the surrealist artist’s daughter to claim part of Dali’s vast estate.
If paternity is established Pilar Abel, could then claim part of the estate worth hundreds of millions of dollars that Dali left to the Spanish estate.
Officials said that the artist’s mummified remains were so well preserved that even his famous mustache had survived the passing of time and remained in “its classic shape of ten past ten,” referring to the hands on a clock.
Dali, who once said “surrealism is me,” is considered one of the founding fathers of the artistic movement. His works in paint, sculpture and cinema, among other disciplines, are shown in museums all over the world and sought by private collectors.
The world is still waiting for the results of this unbelievable paternity test. What are your thoughts on the situation?
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