Trial over disputed Fawcett portrait opens in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer for the University of Texas at Austin says evidence will show Farrah Fawcett owned two portraits the late artist Andy Warhol made of her in 1980.

The university is seeking to gain one of the portraits that's currently held by Fawcett's longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal.

Attorney David Beck told a jury of six men and six women Monday that Fawcett repeatedly described herself as the owner of both portraits.

O'Neal claims Warhol gave him one of the portraits and evidence will support his case that he should get to keep the artwork.

The Oscar-nominated actor's attorney, Marty Singer, told jurors that Warhol repeatedly gave Fawcett and O'Neal artwork.

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