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Ryan O'Neal tells jury about his close connection to disputed Warhol portrait of Fawcett

In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, actor Ryan O’Neal, right, leaves court after he testified in a Los Angeles courtroom about his relationship with Farrah Fawcett and his claimed ownership of an Andy Warhol portrait of the actress. O’Neal told a jury on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that he feels a close connection to the Warhol portrait of Fawcett that hangs in his home and reiterated that it was a gift from the late artist. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
December 11, 2013 - 5:08 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - 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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