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Salvador Dali remains exhumed to establish paternity in court
11:40, 21 July 2017
Salvador Dali remains exhumed to establish paternity in court

Diagnosticians opened the coffin of prominent Spanish surrealist artist to take the DNA sample and make

11:40, 21 July 2017

AFP

The body of prominent Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali was exhumed in Spain to take biological material for a paternity test, reports Associated Press.

Fortune-teller Maria Pilar Abel Martinez, claims her mother had an affair with the surrealist artist in the northeastern Spanish town of Figueres, where the painter was born in 1904 Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card and interred 84 years later.

A judge in Madrid ruled in June that only a DNA test could settle the lawsuit.

Representatives of the foundation managing Dali's estate said Friday the evidence backing Abel's claims weren't enough to justify the intrusive exhumation, and that it will continue a legal battle to nullify the paternity test.

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