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Ryan O'Neal wins his Farrah Warhol back

By April Neale Dec 21, 2013, 11:20 GMT

Ryan O'Neal wins his Farrah Warhol back

Ryan O\'Neal - LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick Presented by Gucci - Arrivals - LACMA - Los Angeles, CA, USA Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Some happy news for tragedy prone actor Ryan O'Neal.

O'Neal had warred with the alma mater of his late on/off partner, Farrah Fawcett.  The two were together from 1979 to 1997 and from 2001 until her death.  Together they had a son, Redmond.

The lawsuit between the University of Texas and O'Neal was over owership for one of two Warhol portraits of Farrah.

The actor had taken the painting from Fawcett's home after she died in 2009 on the grounds that Warhol gave it to him.

The painting is highly coveted by O'Neale, who claims he feels the presence of Fawcett.

"I talk to it," he told the jury in his court case, which lasted three weeks, in a statement. "I talk to her. It's her presence. Her presence in my life. In our son's life. We lost her. I don't want to lose that, too."

The jury asked O'Neal to read that statement again in court on Thursday and quickly ruled that the painting, worth an estimated $12 million, will remain in his possession.

"I plan to keep it in our family as long as there is a family," O'Neal said during the trial.

 



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