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.
—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
…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:http://www.allvoices.com/news/9471289-ryan-oneal-under-investigation-for-yanking-farrah-fawcetts-30-million-warhol-painting aaa aaa
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:http://www.fashionotes.com/content/2011/02/farah-fawcetts-swimsuit-donated-to-the-smithsonian/ aaa aaa
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.