>> It may sound as surreal as one of his paintings, but the body of Salvador Dali is to be exhumed for a paternity test. Despite the passage of time, it's nearly 30 years since the eccentric artist's death, a Spanish court has ruled in favor of a claim brought by a woman from Northern Spain.
Maria Pilar Abel says her mother had an affair with Dali in the 1950s while she was working as a family employee. She has been fighting to have the painter recognized as her father for ten years. In 2015 she told Spanish media that she had not received the results from three previous DNA tests.
Exhuming Dali is required, she claims, in order to make a genetic comparison due to a lack of other biological or personal remains.