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“Good Times” Artist Dies

May 2, 2009

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The artist best known for his work featured on “Good Times” died at the age of 70 this week. Ernie Barnes’ painting titled, “Sugar Shack” appeared as cover art on a Marvin Gaye album and in the closing credits of the popular TV show “Good Times.” Barnes, a former pro football player, switched to painting full time after his sports career ended.

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