court named the woman as Maria Pilar Abel, who is from the
northeastern city of Girona. It said the DNA tests were
necessary to make a genetic comparison with Dali due to a lack
of other biological or personal remains.
Abel, born in 1956, 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, according to El Pais newspaper.
She had three DNA tests but never received the results, she told
the newspaper in an interview in 2015.
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.
The eccentric artist, recognizable by his long, waxed mustache,
was known for outrageous behavior such as giving lectures in an
old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit and driving from Spain to
Paris in a white Rolls Royce filled with cauliflowers.
(Reporting by Paul Day, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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