NYC artist plans birth in Brooklyn gallery as performance art

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Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak, left, who plans to give birth to her first child in front of a public audience at the Microscope Gallery in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, laughs as her artist-painer husband Jason Robert Bell, plays with a rubber ball that is part of the birthing room Kotak created at the gallery in New York, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The birth will be assisted by a midwife. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)