Farrah Fawcett: Ownership of Andy Warhol Portrait Debated in Court

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 12:41 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Actor Ryan O'Neal and the University of Texas are set to battle in court Wednesday over a 1980 Andy Warhol silkscreen of the late Farrah Fawcett that's estimated to be worth $30 million.

O'Neal, who was Fawcett's on-again, off-again partner from 1979 until her death in 2009, claims that Warhol personally gave him the portrait, which he stored at Fawcett's house.

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The University of Texas is arguing that the "Charlie's Angels" star left all of her artwork to the school in a living trust, according to Today.com. Fawcett attended UT in 1968 before becoming an actress. She died of cancer in 2009 at 62.

In court documents, O'Neal accuses the school of "greedily ... trying to take my cherished portrait of the love of his life."



O'Neal; his son with Fawcett, Redmond O'Neal; actress Alana Stewart; and Fawcett's "Charlie's Angels" co-star Jaclyn Smith are set to testify in the two-week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Star-Telegram reported

Experts say the case could go either way.

"It may come down to how good of an actor Mr. O'Neal is," probate and estate attorney Kenneth Ostrove told Today.com. "If he can play out that emotional side of it, be believable."

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