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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Legal Battle Between University of Texas & Ryan O'Neal Over Warhol Artwork Is Over

FarrahAs I have previously discussed, the University of Texas at Austin has sued actor Ryan O'Neal attempting to gain possession of the Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that Ryan currently has. Ryan O'Neal was finally awarded the portrait of Farrah. O'Neal and Fawcett had an 18 year relationship. After her death, O’Neal took the painting out of her mansion. O'Neal told the jury that if he was awarded the painting that he would not sell the painting, but pass it on for future generations to enjoy.

See Ryan O'Neal Awarded Andy Warhol's Farrah Fawcett Portrait, BBC UK, Dec. 20, 2013.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

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