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Artist gives birth in gallery

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A New York conceptual artist said she gave birth at an art gallery with an audience watching as part of an installation titled "The Birth of Baby X."

Marni Kotak gave birth Tuesday at the Microscope Gallery to a 9-pound, 2-ounce boy she named Ajax before an audience of about 20 people, the New York Post reported Thursday.

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Kotak said the aim of the installation was to show giving birth is the "highest form of art."

Kotak's husband, Jason Bell, said there has been some negative reaction to the public birth.

"There's a history of people who do stuff like this in art galleries," he said. "This guy shot a dog. This guy got shot by somebody in an art gallery. But this wasn't someone getting hurt. This was a positive thing."

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