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“I Either Wanted It, or I Wanted That Guy to Pay”: Inside the Wild West Auction for The Sugar Shack

And now, the forces within the art market are betting big on an artist who once struggled to break out of sales at auction houses such as Swann’s, which focuses on African American artists. On Thursday, New York galleries Ortuzar Projects and Andrew Kreps, along with the talent-agency-associated art venture UTA Fine Art, announced that …

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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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