Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Following Maria Pilar Abel’s claim of being Dali’s illegitimate child, a DNA test was proposed and conducted. According to the result from test, Pillar’s claim is false but according to her, the famous surrealist had an affair with her mother in the 1950s. And to that affair, she claimed to be a product of.

Now that a DNA test on the remains of Salvador Dali has proven otherwise,  Pillar’s case and insinuation can go into the bin. Going about the test, ‘the Salvador Dali Foundation said the Madrid court that ordered the test informed it that Maria Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader from Girona, has no biological relationship with Dali,’ not even a trace.

“The DNA tests show that Pilar Abel is not Dali’s daughter,” the foundation said in a statement, adding that it was happy the “absurd” claim had been resolved, SKY NEWS reported.

It will be recalled that the 1956 born ‘Ms Abel persuaded a Spanish judge to order the exhumation of Dali’s remains in July, believing she was his illegitimate offspring.’ Claiming ‘she was the result of an extra-marital affair her mother had with the married artist while working as a maid in his household’ at that time.

Dali, according to the report filed on NBC NEWS, was one of the most famous artists from the 20th century surrealist period, painting pictures like the melting clocks in the 1931 work The Persistence Of Memory. It was recalled that he married his wife, Gala, in 1934, and the couple remained together up until her death in 1982. However, they had no children and after his death in 1989, aged 84, he left his estate to the Spanish state.

Therefore, it’s interesting that the whole claim was based on the psychic’s further claim of being ‘entitled to part of his huge estate.’ To this end, she wanted a DNA test at all cost as she wanted to be recognised as Dali’s daughter so she could change her name to Dali.

“I want to know who I am. That is what I hope for. To know the truth,” she had submitted earlier. Now, that the coast is clear, and the test result proved otherwise, the case could die.








Correspondent: Ridwan A Olayiwola


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