Art is life as gallery baby arrives
A performance artist who said giving birth is the "highest form of art" has delivered a baby boy - inside an art gallery
The Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn said Marni Kotak gave birth to a healthy baby, weighing 9lbs 2oz.
The 36-year-old artist had set up a home-birth centre at the gallery, turning the space into a brightly decorated bedroom with ocean blue walls and photo-imprinted pillows.
The gallery said that "Baby X" was born at 10.17am on Tuesday. It did not say how many people witnessed the birth.
The gallery said a video of the birth will be added to a forthcoming exhibition.