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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.

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