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The Late Ernie Barnes Breaks Record As His Iconic 'Sugar Shack' Painting Sells For $15.3M At New York Auction

Maybe you remember seeing a replica of the painting in your grandmother’s house or the image flashing during the opening credits of “Good Times.” No matter the reference point, “Sugar Shack,” by legendary artist Ernie Barnes, just sold for $15.3 million. The iconic painting, which was recently up for auction, was used as the cover of Marvin Gaye’s 1976 album; “I Want You.”

Josh Rodgers

May 16, 2022