Performance artist Marni Kotak gave birth to a baby boy Tuesday morning in front of an audience at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.  Kotak specializes in reenacting events from her own life, including losing her virginity in a car. She said she decided to give birth in public to show “This amazing life performance that is essentially hidden from public view”.  A video tape of the birth is available for sale.  

- It was a lot like watching a mime trying to escape from an imaginary box, but with a lot more screaming. 

- Not surprisingly, she named her little boy, “Art”. 

- One museum goer said “the birth was okay… but I thought her performance was much better in the ‘losing her virginity in the car’ exhibit”.