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.
UT released the following statement regarding the verdict:
"We sought the second Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett only because we wanted to honor her legacy. In her Living Trust she left "all of her artwork and art objects" to The University of Texas, and we thought it important to try to enforce her intent.
We are disappointed that the jury saw the evidence a different way, but we will continue to honor Farrah with the Warhol portrait we do have along with her other works of art."