According to the Dalí Foundation, the artist’s iconic mustache is still in its “classic ten past ten position.”
In an uncanny development to a surreal sequence of events that has captivated the art world, the remains of Salvador Dalí were exhumed last night, Thursday, July 20, from his resting place under the dome of the Dalí Theater-Museum, located in his hometown of Figueres, Spain.
The art world was shocked when a Spanish psychic first emerged in 2015 claiming to be the legendary artist’s secret daughter. Last month, Pilar Abel Martinez won the right to have the remains of Salvador Dalí exhumed in order that authorities may conduct DNA tests that might conclusively prove her claim.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, seconded by the Spanish state, appealed the decision on June 30, opposing the exhumation due to be carried out at 9:30 am on July 20. The appeal was not settled, and the exhumation went ahead as planned, with the concession of an altered timeline to factor in the location of the remains inside a working museum, which, during its busy summer season, receives nearly 4,000 visitors daily.
At 8 pm on July 20, a small party was granted access to the Dalí-Theater Museum. Alongside Foundation representatives and a technical team was the Judicial Secretary of Figueres, three representatives of the Forensic Medical Institute, two representatives of the funeral services, and the lawyers of the involved parties. read more