Portrait of Iconic TV Beauty at Center of Lawsuit

Jul 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A portrait of one of the icons of 1970s television by a famed U.S. artist is the subject of a lawsuit against the now-deceased actress’s longtime partner, the New York Post reports.

The silkscreen of Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol has spurred the University of Texas to file a lawsuit against actor Ryan O’Neal, the story says.

The university filed the lawsuit on Friday, claiming that it owns the artwork as part of a bequest Fawcett made to her alma mater before she died in 2009 at the age of 62. O’Neal claims Fawcett gave him the silkscreen, which is valued at $30 million, and that he owns it outright.

O’Neal’s representative called the lawsuit "ridiculous," the piece adds.

Fawcett became a worldwide sex symbol through her role in “Charlie’s Angels” in the late 1970s.


Silkscreen of Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol

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