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Ernie Barnes' Painting sells for $15.3 Million at Christie's

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

The unexpected star lot of Christie’s 20th century auction was The Sugar Shack, one of the most recognizable paintings by American artist, Ernie Barnes. The 1976 work went for $15.3 million. The Sugar Shack, the iconic painting of dancing figures, famously graced the cover of a Marvin Gaye album and the credits of the TV show Good Times in the 1970s.





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