Trial Over Disputed Farrah Fawcett Portrait Opens In LA

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- A lawyer for the University of Texas at Austin says evidence will show Farrah Fawcett owned two portraits the late artist Andy Warhol made of her in 1980.

The actress's alma mater the University of Texas at Austin is suing to gain possession of the artwork from actor Ryan O'Neal.

The "Charlie's Angels" star decreed that all her artwork should be given to the university upon her death. But O'Neal says Warhol gave him a copy of the portrait and the university does not have the right to have it.

The university has another Fawcett portrait that was created in 1980.

Attorney David Beck told a jury of six men and six women Monday that Fawcett repeatedly described herself as the owner of both portraits.

Attorney David Beck told a jury of six men and six women Monday that Fawcett repeatedly described herself as the owner of both portraits.

O'Neal claims Warhol gave him one of the portraits and evidence will support his case that he should get to keep the artwork.

The Oscar-nominated actor's attorney, Marty Singer, told jurors that Warhol repeatedly gave Fawcett and O'Neal artwork.

Attorney David Beck told a jury of six men and six women Monday that Fawcett repeatedly described herself as the owner of both portraits.

 

Attorney David Beck told a jury of six men and six women Monday that Fawcett repeatedly described herself as the owner of both portraits.

AP

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