Catalonia's High Court said on Thursday (July 13) that Salvador Dali's body will be exhumed on July 20 in order to take DNA samples following a paternity claim.
The woman who claims to be Salvador Dali´s daughter, Maria Pilar Abel, said on Thursday (July 13) that she will not attend the exhumation of the remains of the surrealist Spanish artist.
Pilar underwent a DNA test in Madrid on Tuesday (July 11) and hopes to get a positive result to change her last name from Abel to Dali.
Born in 1956, Abel claims her mother had an affair with the painter in the 1950s while she was working as a family employee and has been fighting to have Dali recognized as her father since 2007.
She said that her priority is to be recognised as Dali´s daughter and she hasn't got the inheritance in mind.
The Salvador Dali Foundation has lodged an appeal against the exhumation.
Dali, who died in 1989 aged 84, was a one of the most famous artists from the 20th century surrealist period. He painted pictures like the melting clocks in the 1931 work "The Persistence of Memory" but also turned his hand to movies, sculpture and advertising.
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