Woman Stages Her Baby's Birth As 'Performance Art'
NEW YORK (AP) — Marni Kotak has given birth to her first child — inside a New York City art gallery.
The 36-year-old performance artist gave birth to a healthy 9-pound, 2-ounce, and 21-inch-long baby boy at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.
Kotak had set up a home-birth center at the gallery, turning her space into a brightly decorated bedroom with ocean blue walls and photo-imprinted pillows.
"Baby X" was born at 10:17 a.m., according to a statement from the museum.
Kotak has said she hopes people will see that giving birth is what she calls "the highest form of art."