O'Neal describes fondness for disputed Warhol art

By By ANTHONY McCARTNEY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan O'Neal says an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett still represents one of his strongest connections to his longtime partner.

The Oscar-nominated actor told a jury Wednesday that he talks to the portrait and he feels Fawcett's presence by having it in his house.

The University of Texas at Austin is suing O'Neal to try to gain possession of the portrait. Fawcett left all her artwork to the school and it claims O'Neal improperly took it from her condo days after her death.

O'Neal has testified Warhol gave him the portrait and he wants to pass it on to his son with Fawcett, Redmond.

Testimony in the case is winding down, with O'Neal and his son expected to be among the case's final witnesses.

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