Sam Jones “Salvador Dalí’s ‘daughter’ unrelated to him, DNA tests show” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/06/woman-salvador-dali-exhumation-not-his-daughter-dna-paternity-test
カタロニアのジローナ*1生まれの占師Pilar Abel さんは10年間に亙って、自分は画家サルバドール・ダリ*2の娘であると主張してきた。今年の６月には、マドリッドの裁判所は彼女とダリの生物学的関係を検証するために、ダリの遺体を掘り出すことを命令し*3、DNAのサンプルが採集された。その結果はネガティヴ。
However, on Wednesday, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation*4, which controls the artist’s lucrative estate – and which had opposed the exhumation – said analysis of the remains had shown that he was not related to Abel.
The foundation said a report submitted to the court by the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences had established that Dalí was not her biological father.
“This conclusion comes as no surprise to the foundation, since at no time has there been any evidence of the veracity of an alleged paternity,” it said in a statement. “The foundation is pleased that this report puts an end to an absurd and artificial controversy, and that the figure of Salvador Dalí remains definitively excluded from totally groundless claims.”
It said the DNA samples would be returned shortly, adding: “The Dalí Foundation is also pleased to be able to focus again on the management of its extraordinary artistic legacy and in the promotion of the work and figure of Salvador Dalí.”
Abel told the Spanish newspaper El País that neither she nor her lawyers had yet received the results of the tests. “Until I’ve got official word, they can say what they like,” she said. “I’m not hiding away and no matter what the result is, positive, negative or invalid, I’ll give a press conference to all the media to explain the result.”
She added: “If it comes out negative, I’ll still be la Pilar.”
Sam Jones “Salvador Dalí's moustache still intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation” https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jul/20/salvador-dali-remains-exhumed-paternity-case
*1:http://www2.girona.cat/ See eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girona https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B8%E3%83%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%8A
*2:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20110119/1295413610 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20141110/1415586266 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20150127/1422371534 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20160420/1461173927 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20170301/1488384770
*3:See Maev Kennedy and Sam Jones “Court orders Salvador Dalí's body be exhumed for paternity test” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/26/court-orders-salvador-dali-body-be-exhumed-for-paternity-test-dna-claim-woman-surrealist-artist-spain