Report: Lucas Outbid for "Sugar Shack"
|Ernie Barnes, Sugar Shack, 1976|
Artnet News cites a "rumor" that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was underbidder on Ernie Barnes' Sugar Shack, which sold for $15.3 million at Christies. A museum spokesperson had no comment.
The winning bidder, Houston energy trader Bill Perkins, paid over 76 times the high estimate. Barnes was the subject of a 2019 retrospective at the California African American Museum.