Morning Links: Maria Baibakova Edition

Ms. Baibakova, center. (Courtesy

Lots of cocks at Frieze. [The Art Newspaper]

Christie’s London sale disappoints. [Blouin Artinfo]

Computer that writes love letters, shown at Documenta 13, wins technology award. [BBC]  

Roberta Smith reviews Ai Weiwei’s retrospective at the Hirschhorn in Washington, D.C.  [NYT]

Crystal Bridges is showing off its new Rothko in a new exhibition. [ArtDaily]

Maria Baibakova signed a canvas for Rob Pruitt in London. “Feel like a superstar!” she writes. [Instagram/@baibakovart]

Four 9 by 5 paintings have been donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia in celebration of the 123rd anniversary of the “9 by 5” Impression Exhibition of 1889. [ArtDaily]

Frieze has doubled in size since first opening in 2003. Entry fees have gone up and booth prices have nearly doubled. [The Art Newspaper]

Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s flock-of-sheep work could fetch $6 million at auction. A smaller flock, in bronze, broke the artist’s record in 2011 when it sold for $7.5 million. [Bloomberg]

Morning Links: Maria Baibakova Edition