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Bill Perkins Wins Bidding War Over Ernie Barnes Painting With $15.3M Bid

Bill Perkins wrote a book titled Die with Zero, and the energy trader and high-stakes poker player may be able to do just that if he continues buying art. Last week, Perkins made a splash in the art community when he made a record-breaking purchase of The Sugar Shack, a 1976 painting by former professional …

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Ernie Barnes’s ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Brings Big Price at Auction

Ernie Barnes’s most famous painting, “The Sugar Shack,” an exultant dancing scene that was featured on the cover of Marvin Gaye’s album “I Want You” and during the closing credits of the TV sitcom “Good Times,” sold for a whopping $15.3 million at Christie’s 20th Century auction on Thursday evening to the energy trader Bill …

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Record-Setting Ernie Barnes Painting Steals the Spotlight at Christie’s $831 M. Evening Sales

On Thursday night, Christie’s concluded its marquee May sales week with a blockbuster night of back-to-back auctions. A sale dedicated to Impressionist and modern works from the collection of the late New York philanthropist and socialite Anne Bass was followed by another devoted to 20th-century art. Together, the two sales brought in a staggering $831 …

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