September 8, 2017

The Salvador Dali DNA test results are in.

You may remember discussing, back in July, the exhumation of Salvador Dali: "What could be more surrealistic than exhuming the surrealist?"
You might say, no, it's not surrealistic. There's nothing more down to earth than digging a decayed corpse out of the ground. But Salvador Dali — the surrealist in question — was extracted not from some graveyard, but from a crypt within his own museum.

Here's the NYT article about the exhumation, done according to a court order in a case about whether Pilar Abel, "a 61-year-old Tarot card reader," has a claim to "the worth hundreds of millions of dollars that Dali left to the Spanish state." So it's not as though Dali avoided writing a will. He tried to give all his money to the government....
Ms. Abel wants to be recognized as Dalí’s daughter, born as a result of what she has called a “clandestine love affair” that her mother had with the painter in the late 1950s in Port Lligat, the fishing village where Dalí and his Russian-born wife, Gala, built a waterfront house.

Dalí died at 84 in 1989, seven years after Gala, with whom he had had an unusual and childless relationship: Gala moved to a castle overlooking Púbol, another Catalan village, and Dalí could only visit her there if she extended a written invitation....
And now we know, Abel is not the daughter of Salvador Dali, and the embalmed remains of the great artist will be returned to the crypt.

17 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...in a case about whether Pilar Abel, "a 61-year-old Tarot card reader," has a claim to "the worth hundreds of millions of dollars that Dali left to the Spanish state."

I guess it wasn't in the cards. Funny how she didn't see that coming.

Annie C said...

Salvador Dali gets an El Salvador tag?

William said...

I can sympathize with her. I myself am the illegitimate child of JFK and Marilyn Monroe. The Kennedy family and all their minions in the deep state have suppressed the evidence of my birth and very existence. I know how easily they can falsify DNA evidence so I have never even bothered to bring suit, but the truth is the truth.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Awkward

Poor lady

Mike Sylwester said...

In my blog about the movie Dirty Dancing, I have published a series of five articles about the claim of a 44-year-old man, Jason Whittle, to be the biological son of the famous actor Patrick Swayze, who died in 2009. Whittle claims that his mother, Bonnie Kay Whittle, became pregnant from Swayze in 1972.

At that time, Bonnie Kay was 15 years old and living in a small town in Central Missouri. Swayze basically lived in Houston, Texas, with his own parents, but during that year he was traveling with a dance show called "Disney on Parade".

It seems that while Swayze was alive he never knew anything Jason Whittle. Jason himself did not know about his relationship with Swayze until he was informed by his mother while she was on her deathbed in 2012.

Patrick Swayze left his entire estate, now estimated to be worth about $40 million, to his wife Lisa. Patrick and Lisa never had any children of their own.

The first of my five articles is at this webpage:

http://dirty-dancing-analysis.blogspot.com/2017/07/patrick-swayzes-unknown-son.html

That article links to the following four articles.

gspencer said...

"now we know, Abel is not the daughter of Salvador Dali"

Bummer.

Wonder if she can get back all her deposits for her planned purchases of condos in NYC, London, Hong Kong.

CStanley said...

Emily Litella award.

Fritz said...

True genetic paternity is not actually necessary, at least in the United States. It's all about the feelz. Give her the money!

Ray said...

If DNA testing is so easy, I read even a used straw can be used for the DNA, why has nobody done Clinton and Obama? That would be real reporting. Confirmation on who's Obamas father is, same with Clintons son. Be nice to find out the truth.

The Vault Dweller said...

One would think a Tarot card reader would have been able to divine that the sign of the fastidiously preserved mustache in death, would prevent all false claims against Mr. Dali's estate. Someone needs to go back to soothsayer school.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Top 5: You are NOT the father

You are NOT the father compilation

Funny, but sad, but funny. But sad. But funny!

EDH said...

and the embalmed remains of the great artist will be returned to the crypt.

"It's so nice to have you back where you belong"

Left Bank of the Charles said...

"and Dalí could only visit her there if she [Gala] extended a written invitation" - That explains it. Gala was entertaining others whom she didn't want Dali to interrupt.

Chuck said...

I wonder if the woman had to post a bond for the costs of the exhumation. To be surrendered on the condition that DNA testing showed her to be unrelated to Dali.

I didn't read the story(ies) so I don't know.

I don't really want to know much more about this story. Is this an argument for, or against, cremation?

Etienne said...
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walter said...

I found it hard, it's hard to find. Oh well, whatever,

Ambrose said...

Well, all I can say is that I will not have Ms Abel read tarot cards for me. I think she lacks foresight.