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O’Neal Testifies He Talks To Warhol Portrait Of Farrah Fawcett
AP) ^ | December 11, 2013 5:36 PM

Posted on 12/11/2013 7:15:47 PM PST by BenLurkin

The University of Texas at Austin is suing 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.

The Oscar-nominated actor took the stand for the second time in the trial to assert his ownership of the portrait and why it’s important for him to keep it.

“I talk to it,” O’Neal said. “I talk to her. It’s her presence. Her presence in my life. In her son’s life.”

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1 posted on 12/11/2013 7:15:47 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

That guy has some “issues”


2 posted on 12/11/2013 7:17:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

Let him have it. Geeeeeeeeez


3 posted on 12/11/2013 7:17:26 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

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.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 7:18:14 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: BenLurkin

Warhol mass produced and a repro of his is as good as the original. Let the man have it.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 7:19:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: freedumb2003

They got all the others. Have a heart. Completely understandable and anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 7:20:50 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: BenLurkin

Keep Austin Weird.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 7:21:00 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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The University should have arranged something.
UofT is looking bad over this.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 7:21:03 PM PST by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Tell the greedy ubiversity to back off.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: BenLurkin

The Subsitute Wife


10 posted on 12/11/2013 7:21:39 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: BenLurkin

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?

11 posted on 12/11/2013 7:22:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: GeronL

You think that guy has issues? He wants a special picture of his love?

Have you ever lost a loved one?


12 posted on 12/11/2013 7:23:17 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: FreedomStar3028

>>They got all the others. Have a heart. Completely understandable and anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.
>>

Agreed.

The “we have a heart” libtard U is showing its real colors (as eventually do all liberals).


13 posted on 12/11/2013 7:23:45 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: RBStealth

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.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 7:23:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

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?


15 posted on 12/11/2013 7:24:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone knows Jaclyn Smith was the hot one.


16 posted on 12/11/2013 7:24:47 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ladyjane

he talks to a painting


17 posted on 12/11/2013 7:25:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nice....


18 posted on 12/11/2013 7:26:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: GeronL

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.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 7:26:54 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mylife
Agreed...


20 posted on 12/11/2013 7:28:48 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BenLurkin

Why is UT being such heartless scumbags? GIVE HIM THE DAMN PAINTING!


21 posted on 12/11/2013 7:34:35 PM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Neil?

Neil Cafferty?

Is that you?


22 posted on 12/11/2013 7:37:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

>> “I talk to it,” O’Neal said. “I talk to her. It’s her presence. Her presence in my life. In her son’s 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?”


23 posted on 12/11/2013 7:43:50 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: GeronL

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.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 7:44:03 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: GeronL

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.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 7:47:19 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: freedumb2003

>> 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.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 7:48:33 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: henkster

lol


27 posted on 12/11/2013 7:48:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nervous Tick

lol


28 posted on 12/11/2013 7:48:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nervous Tick

>>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.<<

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...?


29 posted on 12/11/2013 7:50:52 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: GeronL

“I talk to it,” O’Neal said.

What is It’s answer?


30 posted on 12/11/2013 7:51:11 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

did anyone ask him if it talked back?


31 posted on 12/11/2013 7:52:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: freedumb2003
Some people go and talk to gravestones.

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.

32 posted on 12/11/2013 7:54:41 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: kiltie65
Aww Jeez you suck LOL ☺

There you go abiding law and stuff.

33 posted on 12/11/2013 7:56:26 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Give him the copy ...


34 posted on 12/11/2013 7:57:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GeronL

Was UT married to Farrah or her husband ?
UT is worth billions .


35 posted on 12/11/2013 7:58:43 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force ing)
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To: real saxophonist

But taking the gravestone home to talk to would be a problem.

It does not belong to him.


36 posted on 12/11/2013 7:59:45 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ncalburt

I don’t get why people would donate large amounts to these wealthy universities.


37 posted on 12/11/2013 7:59:51 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

The lines are drawn (on this thread): you are either for individuals, or you are for institutions.


38 posted on 12/11/2013 8:04:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mylife

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.


39 posted on 12/11/2013 8:05:11 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: real saxophonist
...or something.
40 posted on 12/11/2013 8:06:22 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well...there is the matter of her will. Courts tend to give great deference to a person’s testamentary instructions.


41 posted on 12/11/2013 8:08:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

True, but no art works are created for museums or universities (unless explicitly ordered by such.)


42 posted on 12/11/2013 8:10:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL

He misses her so much, the painting worth millions is needed for purely sentimental reasons...


43 posted on 12/11/2013 8:11:14 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: real saxophonist

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.


44 posted on 12/11/2013 8:11:48 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: real saxophonist

Exactly.

That would be a fair compromise.


45 posted on 12/11/2013 8:13:09 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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Neither fair nor just


46 posted on 12/11/2013 8:16:30 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: PghBaldy

lol

because a photo won’t do her memory justice?


47 posted on 12/11/2013 8:19:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: real saxophonist

>>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.


48 posted on 12/11/2013 8:22:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
That's Funny!

I have this one hanging in my house, and when I talk to it, all he ever says is "Huh?"

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49 posted on 12/11/2013 8:23:57 PM PST by FredZarguna (Have wun gill ravel treads the mard of rocan. kan ight ithout warmor in a lavage sand.)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


50 posted on 12/11/2013 8:25:16 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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