Dali's bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test
MADRID - A Spanish judge has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman.
Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealist art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres.
The woman, Pilar Abel, is a tarot-card reader from the nearby city of Girona. Born in 1956, Abel says she is the offspring of an affair between Dali and her mother, Antonia. Dali was then married to his muse, Gala.
A Madrid court statement says that DNA tests were necessary to make a genetic comparison. If there's a match, the woman could pursue further action to use Dali's name or claim part of his estate.
The Dali Foundation can appeal Monday's decision.
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