Skip to comments.O’Neal Testifies He Talks To Warhol Portrait Of Farrah Fawcett
Posted on 12/11/2013 7:15:47 PM PST by BenLurkin
The University of Texas at Austin is suing ONeal to try to gain possession of the portrait. Fawcett left all her artwork to the school and it claims ONeal improperly took it from her condo days after her death.
The Oscar-nominated actor took the stand for the second time in the trial to assert his ownership of the portrait and why its important for him to keep it.
I talk to it, ONeal said. I talk to her. Its her presence. Her presence in my life. In her sons life.
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That guy has some “issues”
Let him have it. Geeeeeeeeez
I understand that.
Some people go and talk to gravestones.
It is a wonderful likeness and it has a “lifelike” quality that I could see as being compelling as a source of comfort.
Warhol mass produced and a repro of his is as good as the original. Let the man have it.
They got all the others. Have a heart. Completely understandable and anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.
Keep Austin Weird.
The University should have arranged something.
UofT is looking bad over this.
Tell the greedy ubiversity to back off.
The Subsitute Wife
I've got this little number hanging up in my house. I talk to it. It means a lot to me. That means I can keep it, right?
You think that guy has issues? He wants a special picture of his love?
Have you ever lost a loved one?
>>They got all the others. Have a heart. Completely understandable and anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.
The “we have a heart” libtard U is showing its real colors (as eventually do all liberals).
They look bad and they deserve to. At the very least, they could make a deal to delay taking possession during his lifetime. Mr. O’Neal may not always be a sympathetic man, but in this case, yes.
The art piece serves its purpose better than it ever could in a museum, it’s a s simple as that. It has emotional appeal for somebody, what more can an artist ask?
Everyone knows Jaclyn Smith was the hot one.
he talks to a painting
Not really, he just uses the picture as a foil because he can’t talk to her directly any more.
I do believe he loves her and misses her.
Why is UT being such heartless scumbags? GIVE HIM THE DAMN PAINTING!
Is that you?
>> I talk to it, ONeal said. I talk to her. Its her presence. Her presence in my life. In her sons life.
Plus, it’s worth a lot of dough. If I had a picture that was worth a lot of dough, I’d probably talk to it too. I’d say things like “wonder when I should sell you?”
And John Wooden wrote a letter to his deceased wife every day. No worse than talking to a painting. At least neither of them talked to the mummified remains kept in the upstairs bedroom.
Hey, well call me a hard hearted Hannah, but Ryan O’Neal could hang a $5 poster of Farrah in that red bathing suit if he needs to talk to her. He is “talking” to a $10 million dollar art work that Farrah willed to the university, that Ryan took from her house after her death, and Farrah left him NOTHING in her will. Granted the University is greedy, greedy, greedy, but I think Farrah’s wishes were the painting was one of a set of two, and that both were willed to the University, with the entirety of her other art works, and the University should get all her paintings in accordance with her final wishes. However, the court will now settle this dispute.
>> It is a wonderful likeness and it has a lifelike quality that I could see as being compelling as a source of comfort.
Lifelike? Was that sarcasm? If I saw THAT green eyed red lipped thing hovering over MY crib, I’d be having bed wetting nightmares well into my teen years.
>>Lifelike? Was that sarcasm? If I saw THAT green eyed red lipped thing hovering over MY crib, Id be having bed wetting nightmares well into my teen years.<<
No — it is weird for sure but there is some life in the eyes that makes it look like a one-off of life.
Maybe that is just me. Or maybe the quality Warhol brought...?
I talk to it, ONeal said.
What is It’s answer?
did anyone ask him if it talked back?
I've done that, with my dad. In two locations. The first, where he was buried in the town we lived in at the time, and later, when my mom had him moved to his hometown in his family's plot. She's now there with him.
Visiting a grave seems normal, but talking to a painting, I don't know. Of course, I'm talking about loss of parents, which again is 'normal', where loss of a wife or husband or 'life partner', or child for that matter, is not.
So one hangs on to whatever one has.
I saw a documentary on Ryan and Farrah during her last months, and he was there every minute he could be.
Just called Farrah's Story.
There you go abiding law and stuff.
Give him the copy ...
Was UT married to Farrah or her husband ?
UT is worth billions .
But taking the gravestone home to talk to would be a problem.
It does not belong to him.
I don’t get why people would donate large amounts to these wealthy universities.
The lines are drawn (on this thread): you are either for individuals, or you are for institutions.
True, I get that. He should be able to create some kind of endowment for the arts dept that allows him to keep the one work on loan of something.
Well...there is the matter of her will. Courts tend to give great deference to a person’s testamentary instructions.
True, but no art works are created for museums or universities (unless explicitly ordered by such.)
He misses her so much, the painting worth millions is needed for purely sentimental reasons...
As one FReeper put it earlier, the university should just delay possession until after Ryan dies.
She gave the painting to the University.
We all know that the courts are neither nor just.
They simply apply the law, whether it be good or bad.
That would be a fair compromise.
Neither fair nor just
because a photo won’t do her memory justice?
>>Visiting a grave seems normal, but talking to a painting, I don’t know. Of course, I’m talking about loss of parents, which again is ‘normal’, where loss of a wife or husband or ‘life partner’, or child for that matter, is not.<<
Either way, they are real life symbols that enable our connection. We imbue and impart meaning to these symbols that help us in this way.
It strikes me the University is being pig-headed.
If I was arbitrating this I would simply grant ownership to the University but custody to O’Neal until his death.
Having worked for several Colleges and installed and built giving systems, I can assure you that assets are booked for the long haul.
I have this one hanging in my house, and when I talk to it, all he ever says is "Huh?"
I still yak out loud to pictures of my Pop, but I never tried to swindle a legal owner of a pic out of 10 million.
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