University sues Ryan O'Neal over Fawcett portrait
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Texas system is asking a federal judge to order Ryan O'Neal to turn over an Andy Warhol portrait of his longtime companion Farrah Fawcett that it claims the actor is keeping without permission.
The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles states that Fawcett deeded two portraits of her made by the famous artist along with other artwork to the University of Texas at Austin. She died in June 2009.
The university claims O'Neal is keeping the other Warhol portrait improperly and may have more pieces of Fawcett's artwork.
An email to attorney Howard Weitzman, who has represented O'Neal in other civil disputes, was not immediately returned.
The school system wants O'Neal to purchase insurance for the painting, calling it an "impeccable piece of art" of immense value.