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An unconfirmed report printed in a Spanish magazine Monday says that Salvador Dali bequeathed his paintings and properties to the Spanish state, a change from an earlier will that stipulated that his works should be shared between Spain and his northeast home region, Catalonia. The magazine, Cambio 16, published what it said was a copy of a will made by Dali in 1982 that contradicted a will made in 1980. The will is not scheduled to be opened for another week. Dali died last week at 84. His closest living relative is his sister Ana Maria Dali, whom he had not seen for years. Dali’s lawyer, Miguel Domenech, has estimated the value of the painter’s private collection and properties at $130 million. Dali donated and loaned many of his paintings to his own museum in his small hometown of Figueras but kept at his home a private collection of his paintings and works by contemporaries.