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'Art in the Streets' Is it art or vandalism?

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has opened a new controversial exhibit called "Art in the Streets." It is the first major historical exhibition of graffiti and street art to be organized by an American museum. See more on the exhibit here. 

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A man walks past the outside wall of the 'Art In The Streets' exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California May 5, 2011.

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An ice cream truck painted by Mr. Cartoon is displayed at the 'Art In The Streets' exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California May 5, 2011.

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People view the 'Art In The Streets' exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California May 5, 2011.

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A woman views the 'Art In The Streets' exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California May 5, 2011.