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UT Sues Actor Over Farrah Fawcett Portrait

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This portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett was done by artists Andy Warhol. UT and actor Ryan O'Neal are now at odds over the artwork. Image from the Blanton Museum of Art.

The UT System Board of Regents is suing actor Ryan O'Neal over a portrait of actress - and his long-time partner- Farrah Fawcett created by artist Andy Warhol in 1979.

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin currently has an exhibit underway About Face: Portraiture as Subject running through September 4, 2011.

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting about the lawsuit on Saturday. Fawcett is a native Texan; she was born in Corpus Christi and attended the University of Texas at Austin in the 1960's.  She is probably best known as one of "Charlie's Angels" on t-v in the 1970's.