A mozgás (festő)művésze - Ernie Barnes

 July 15, 1938 - April 27, 2009
Considered one of the leading African-American artists and is well-known for his unique style of elongation and movement, Ernie Barnes was also a football player, actor and author. He is the first American professional athlete to become a noted painter.

"The Sugar Shack" was made famous by the sitcom "Good Times" and a Marvin Gaye album cover. This painting was based on a party Ernie Barnes sneaked into at the Durham Armory when he was teenager.

Barnes’ work appears on the following album covers:

  • "The Sugar Shack" painting on Marvin Gaye’s 1976 "I Want You"
  • "The Disco" painting on self-titled 1978 "Faith, Hope & Charity"
  • "Donald Byrd and 125th Street, NYC" painting on self-titled 1979 album
  • "Late Night DJ" painting on Curtis Mayfield’s 1980 "Something to Believe In"
  • "The Maestro" painting on The Crusaders' 1984 "Ghetto Blaster"
  • "Head Over Heels" painting on The Crusaders’ 1986 "The Good and Bad Times"