I Dream of Marilyn - Golden Yellow Hair
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3 colour screenprint
Edition of 100
330gsm Fedrigoni paper
70 x 85cm
Jorge Guinle, 88, the Brazilian bon vivant who was often described as the last of the global playboys and who romanced such screen stars as Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Jayne Mansfield, died March 5 2004 at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Guinle came from one of the wealthiest families in South America, but his attitude toward the fortune left him penniless yet still pampered. His life's goal was romantic conquest, not material gain. He was successful, creating an impressive legend as a bacchanalian while showing little regard for his dwindling financial resources.
In interviews, he spoke almost shyly about his interest in the great philosophers, preferring to play up his interest in bebop jazz and his memories of beautiful women.
"I have no regrets," he said. "I had a much better life than I could have imagined. I met the A to Z of Hollywood and had a great time. I might not have any money left, but, when I sleep, I dream of Marilyn."
Guinle romanced Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield before outliving his once-vast wealth. He died at 88.