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Jackie Kennedy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Another story from Gino:

JK and Fermin Borquez, famous rejoniador and winery from Jerez de la frontera..I am just in back of her and when some hundreds of photographers shortly after this photo blocked the way..horse started freaking and I went up and grabbed the reins and as was the only english speaker in the whole mess of people…there we began to talk and were held up for 1/2 hour..so was a long warm talk of this and that…Invited her to my NY Hollander Gallery on Madison..said I would be in the following month..and sure enough a month later her limo showed up parked double lane in front of gallery..and she came in spent an hour looking and talking of whatever; life in Spain mostly and art. She bought a painting and I gifted several works on paper and did a sketch…had a gracious thank you note a week later.

Another thing was that nite after the ride we were all, my family, in the Alfonso Trece hotel bar…and in came Grace of Monaco, the other famosa woman of the year who, up to the point of Saturday paseo on horses (photo), had been the beloved of Sevilla …until Jackie.

Ah you women…a different, perhaps better world you are and beget.

Jackie Kennedy & Gino Hollander