'Sugar Shack,' an iconic painting featured on a Marvin Gaye album cover that depicts Durham dance hall,...
Published: 2022-05-14 14:36:46
Updated: 2022-05-14 14:36:46
'Sugar Shack,' an iconic painting featured on a Marvin Gaye album cover that depicts Durham dance hall, sells for $15.3 million
Posted May 14, 2022 2:36 p.m. EDT
A painting that served as the cover for one of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye's albums has sold at auction for almost $15.3 million.
Ernie Barnes' joyous depiction of a frenetic scene in a dance hall, titled "The Sugar Shack," sold to Bill Perkins, a hedge fund manager and entrepreneur, after 10 minutes of bidding by more than 22 bidders, confirmed Christie's auction house.
According to Christie's, the final sale price for "The Sugar Shack" was 27 times higher than the most expensive Barnes work to sell before it. It also blew past its estimated sale …
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