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Brooklyn Performance Artist Gives Birth in Art Gallery

NBC New York 10/28/2011 07:45
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A performance artist who said giving birth is the "highest form of art" has delivered a baby boy — inside a New York City art gallery.



Marni Kotak gave birth at 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn said in a brief statement, adding that everyone was recuperating on Wednesday. It said the baby was 21 inches long and weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

The gallery did not say how many people attended the birth or offer other details. A video of the birth will be added to the gallery's upcoming exhibition.

The 36-year-old artist had set up a home-birth center at the gallery, turning the space into a brightly decorated bedroom with ocean blue walls and photo-imprinted pillows.

During "The Birth of Baby X" durational piece, which began Oct. 8, Kotak spent as much time at the gallery as possible talking to visitors about motherhood, art and other issues. She said those who left their contact information would be notified when she went into labor.


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