Stanley Dorfman

Guffogg visits Stanley Dorfman at his Hollywood hills home where they discuss his early years in South Africa, his move to Paris as a student to study art and meeting Picasso, to his return to South Africa and near death escape during the era of apartheid. The story continues with Dorfman's relocatingto England where he worked as a studio assistant to famed sculptor Barbara Hepworth before landing a job with the BBC, directing a TV show called the Top of the Pops. Dorfman discusses his years (mid 60s to early 70s) at the Top of the Pops, which transformed the world of music and popular culture. Guffogg segways to Dorfman's paintings that start with his early, hard edge abstractions from the 1950s and jump forward to his return to painting of lyrical abstractions in late 1999, and end with his most recent portraits that hark back to his earliest influences that connect his art to his life and love of the music he helped bring to the world.

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Dorfman discusses his years (mid 60s to early 70s) at the Top of the Pops, which transformed the world of music and popular culture. 

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Guffogg segways to Dorfman's paintings that start with his early, hard edge abstractions from the 1950s and jump forward to his return to painting of lyrical abstractions in late 1999 and end with his most recent portraits that hark back to his earliest influences that connect his art to his life and love of the music he helped bring to the world.