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Testimony ends in Ryan O'Neal's bid to keep prized Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett

Redmond O'Neal arrives at court Thursday Dec. 12, 2013, to testify in the case of an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Ryan O’Neal concluded their case in the actor’s bid to keep a version of the portrait of Fawcett on Thursday. The former couple’s son Redmond, was among the final witnesses. The University of Texas at Austin is suing Ryan 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. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
December 12, 2013 - 1:25 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ryan O'Neal's attorneys have concluded their defence of the actor in a lawsuit aimed at making him relinquish an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that he says he has owned since 1980.

The actor's case ended Thursday with brief testimony from his son, Redmond O'Neal, and a chiropractor who watched Fawcett work on sculptures.

Closing arguments are expected Friday.

The University of Texas at Austin is suing O'Neal to gain a silkscreen portrait of the actress created by Warhol for a television special.

The lawsuit claims Fawcett left all her artwork to her alma mater and that O'Neal improperly took the artwork out of her condominium days after her death in 2009.

O'Neal says he had permission from the trustee of Fawcett's estate to remove the portrait.

Warhol created two portraits of Fawcett and the university was given one after her death.

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