'The Sugar Shack' Painting Made Famous in 'Good Times' Sells for Sweet $15.2 Million
"The Sugar Shack," the dance-hall painting made famous for appearing in the credits of the 1970s sitcom "Good Times," sold at auction Thursday for a record-breaking $15.2 million. Ernie Barnes' 1976 acrylic-on-canvas piece showing jubilant Black dancers in a club was also featured in the Evans' family apartment during the TV comedy's fifth and sixth seasons and was used as the cover of Marvin Gaye's hit single "I Want You." Other works from the NFL star-turned-artist, who guest starred on the show, were occasionally used in the series and sometimes credited to J.J.