the 30 million dollar fawcett

It was a one for two gift apparently. The other one hung from a paper moon of sorts. Farah Fawcett bequethed two Warhol silkscreen portraits in her will, but one never made it to the institution in Texas. It was an Alamo moment in the art world. And all trails lead back to that Davey Crockett known as Ryan O,Neill. The University of Texas is now using the log horns of the law; a hook em’ horns gesture to herd the $30 million work into their coffers.

---When O’Neal’s show debuted on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday, the artwork was spotted on the wall of Fawcett’s former partner.--- Read More:

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—Right where a lot of people may have expected it to be — in Ryan O’Neal’s possession! … the University has hired a private investigator to track down the painting after being tipped off it may be in the O’Neal’s possession. What source leaked these bold accusations? Ryan O’Neal’s OWN reality show! The valuable portrait can be seen above the actor’s bed in the FIRST EPISODE of Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals…. aa

---In the 70’s and 80’s his pop, kitch, post-modernism collections were worn primarily by the elite fashionistas who could afford his garms. In the mid 70’s he dressed the beautiful Farah Fawcett for the iconic TV series ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ He also collaborated with Rock n’Roll ledgends Mick Jagger and Elton John.--- Read More:

…Even though that is pret-ty undeniable evidence, his own daughter even gives him away! In Tatum O’Neal’s new book, Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home, she mentions the portrait in question, writing: “On every wall, there are pictures of us and the rest of the family in our golden days. The original poster from Paper Moon, Andy Warhol’s portrait of Farrah.”— Read More: aaa aaa

---Before she had had any thoughts of acting, Ms. Fawcett had been an art student, specializing in sculpture, at the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Edmier invited her to return to her initial avocation and collaborate with him on a project. She accepted and, working together in a California studio, they made nude portraits of each other.Detail of Keith Edmier's piece of Farrah from a memorial in a sculptural group called “Keith Edmier and Farrah Fawcett, 2000.” Read More:

aaaHowever, in a philanthropic act, Ryan previously announced he was donating Fawcett’s swimsuit:

The Smithsonian is getting a sexy boost of history. Ryan O’Neill, Farah’s long time partner, has donated the deceased’s iconic swimsuit to the museum, along with other Charlie’s Angels memorobilia. The swimsuit, made famous in 1977, adorned the walls of the young men of a generation, and continues to be one of the most memorable images in film and fashion history. We wonder how the museum will choose to display the piece. Read More: aaa aaa

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ulpture of Farrah.--- Read More:

aaFarah Fawcett was always a public testament to a type of unattainable purity; a pop culture version of Sandro Bottcelli’s Venus. She was that unique form of American exceptionalism where sexuality and subtlety could co-exist, somehow not completely blackened by the commercial demands of Hollywood’s dream factories.

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---Degas’ sculpture privileges the archetype over the individual; so does Edmier’s, but then he goes ahead and names the object of his affection. This act is not all it seems, however: though real, ‘Jill Peters’ sounds like a sitcom-star name, a generic TV moniker along the lines of ‘Jan Brady’ or ‘Jamie Sommers’ (a.k.a. The Bionic Woman). Edmier’s schoolgirl therefore departs from Degas’ dancer and settles into a subset of American heroic sculpture that can be called the ‘particularised anonymous’: like the moustachioed Civil War troopers and tin-hatted Doughboys that stand grim watch on grassy small-town squares across the land, laying subtle guilt trips on generations of draft-age teens.--- Read More:


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Degas. Little Dancer. Age 14. ---Edgar Degas knew this. One of the weirdest (and most popular) things the French master ever made was his Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen (1880-81), a 1 metre-high bronze sculpture of a barely pubescent ballet dancer, outfitted in a real tulle tutu, with a satin bow in her bronze hair. If you ever thought there was something fishy about Degas’ sketching of all those lithe little girls, this is the hard proof....As the ultimate expression of the artist’s irrepressible, unknowable urge, Little Dancer… is an exhilaratingly perverse public monument, and I hadn’t seen anything like it until I encountered Keith Edmier’s Jill Peters (1997-98). ... Read More:


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