What would you do if you discovered that your father, who you never knew, might be known and loved through out the world as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century? You’d get a paternity test.
On June 26, 2017, a judge in a Madrid court-ordered that Dalí’s body be exhumed to settle a paternity case involving a 61-year-old Spanish woman named María Pilar Abel Martínez who says that her mother claimed to have had an affair with Salvador Dali while working as a maid for his neighbor and that Dalí is her father.
The judge ordered the artist’s body to be exhumed because of a “lack of other biological or personal remains” to compare to Abel’s DNA.
Abel was born in Figueres, Girona, the same town where Dalí was born and died. Her family has been trying to prove his paternity for a decade. According to the Associated Press, Abel could be entitled to up to 25 percent of his estate if paternity is confirmed.
While the exhumation will likely face an appeal it is clear that Maria Abel might very well be a golden egg.
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