Salvador Dali was one of the pillars of the surrealist world. It was not only his art that integrated extravagant concepts all the time, but his personal life was the reflection of his eccentric thoughts as well. Therefore, it seems that his surrealist world followed him even in his grave. His DNA was the main subject in a paternity case. As a consequence, forensics performed exhumation to collect DNA samples.
Dali’s Surrealist World Continues with an Exhumation to Prove Allegations in Lawsuit
Pilar Abel is a 61-year-old reader in tarot cards. She turned a piece of art history upside down by claiming that her mother was involved with the artist Salvador Dali in a romantic way. The two of them met when she was a domestic helper in the Spanish town of Figueres. This is the birth place of the surrealist painter where he retreated with his wife Gala later on in his life.
On Thursday, the High Court in Catalonia announced the successful exhumation of the celebrity. A forensic team managed to collect biological samples from the embalmed body that lies in a Figueres museum dedicated to the memory of Salvador. However, the DNA samples need to reach a lab in Madrid for tests. This process might take weeks and seems to be part of a surrealist world.
If Abel’s Heritage Is Attested, She Could Return in Court to Obtain a Piece of Dali’s Estate
This gloomy event was the peak of Abel’s fight to attest her heritage that lasted two decades in court. After such a long time, a Madrid judge finally ruled in favor of a DNA test in June. This is the only way to find out if such allegations are true or not.
Pilar Abel confessed that the main reason why she has been so ardent and determined to seek justice was to protect the memory of her own mother. On the other hand, her lawyer, Enrique Blanquez, claimed that winning the lawsuit would bring the plaintiff a chance to inherit a part of Dali’s estate. However, to enter in their possession, Abel will have to file for several other lawsuits.
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