Morning Links: Billionaire Edition

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(Courtesy Getty Images)

Page Six claims that Qatar bought the Bacon triptych. [Page Six]

Bloomberg downsizes arts coverage. Katya Kazakina Tweets, “My team is gone.” [Los Angeles Times]

5Pointz was painted white last night. [NYP]

Here’s a little ditty by Peter Schjeldahl on Cornelius Gurlitt, “the art hermit of Munich.” [The New Yorker]

Jamie L. Bennett has been named the new executive director of ArtPlace America. [NYT]

Tate Britain has completed its $72 million renovation “on time and on budget.” [NYT]

Vilma Bautista, a former aide to Imelda Marcos, was convicted of plotting to steal and sell four paintings from the former first lady of the Philippines. [NYT]

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has completed its $135 million renovation. [Bloomberg]

“Bernard Blistène named director of Musée National d’Art Moderne.” [Artforum]

Morning Links: Billionaire Edition