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OVERRATED: Selling 'Art in the Streets'
From Technicolor subway cars to the stenciled satire of Banksy, this show at the Museum of Contemporary Art does a laudable job celebrating the rich culture of graffiti art. But even as its odd replica of the Lower East Side of the '70s strives for realism (complete with a faux-filthy men's room), seeing the rebellious movement translated into corporate co-branded fashion in the MOCA store is a depressingly contradictory coda. Don't exit through the gift shop.