Ryan Fights To Keep Warhol Of Farrah

The portrait of Farrah Fawcett hanging over his bed made another lover uncomfortable so Ryan O’Neal gave it to the “Charlie’s Angels” star, but two decades later it’s back on his wall – and he’s the one squirming. O’Neal has just gone on trial for allegedly purloining the Andy Warhol portrait of Fawcett in a case expected to showcase celebrity sex, lies and silkscreen. The University of Texas is suing O’Neal on the grounds that Fawcett bequeathed her art to her alma mater, which already has a twin portrait of Fawcett by Warhol hanging at its Blanton Museum of Art. It said the case, which began in Los Angeles on Wednesday, was not about obtaining a piece of pop art valued somewhere between $500,000 to $10m, but about respecting the wishes of Fawcett, who died of cancer in 2009 at 62 — on the same day as Michael Jackson.

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