Courtesy the Museum of Contemporary Art

After street artist Shepard Fairey designed the Obama campaign poster, who would have thought street art could rile authorities? And yet the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles’s exhibition Art in the Streets is doing just that. A commissioned mural by artist Blu was censored by the museum before the exhibition opened. And taggers have “bombed” MOCA’s Little Tokyo neighborhood to match art in the exhibit (including Fairey’s), illustrating that graffiti still has a context in crime. Through Aug. 8. •