Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed in order to take DNA samples following a paternity claim.
Maria Pilar Abel Martinez, born in 1956, has been fighting to have the famous Spanish artist known as her father since 2007. She says that her priority is to be recognized as Dali’s daughter and she hasn’t got the inheritance in mind.
Pilar underwent a DNA test in Madrid on July 11th and hopes to get a positive result to change her last name from Abel to Dali. The Salvador Dali Foundation has lodged an appeal against the exhumation.
Dali, who died in 1989 at the age of 85, was one of the most prominent artists from the 20th century surrealist period.