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Farrah Fawcett Portrait By Andy Warhol Belongs To Ryan O'Neal, Jury Rules

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'Farrah Fawcett',  a Polaroid portrait by artist Andy Warhol, is displayed at Sotheby's during a preview of The Polaroid Collection, in New York, June 16, 2010. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
'Farrah Fawcett', a Polaroid portrait by artist Andy Warhol, is displayed at Sotheby's during a preview of The Polaroid Collection, in New York, June 16, 2010. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury says an Andy Warhol portrait of late actress Farrah Fawcett belongs to actor Ryan O'Neal and he should be allowed to keep it.

The panel of six men and six women reached its verdict Thursday after a three-week trial. O'Neal has maintained for years that the portrait, one of two Warhol created, was a gift from the artist in 1980.

Fawcett left all of her artwork to the University of Texas at Austin, which sued O'Neal to gain possession of the portrait. The school received another version of the Fawcett portrait after the actress' death in June 2009.

O'Neal testified the artwork remained a treasured memento of his relationship with Fawcett. He said he wanted to leave it to his son with the actress, Redmond O'Neal.

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