An Ed Ruscha exhibit at the Art Institute. I viewed it a few weeks ago and was underwhelmed by his photographs, so I went back for a tour led by a docent to try to understand what I was missing. This wall was a set of snaps taken by Ruscha on his first tour of Europe. The docent was impressed by the waist level view and square format that comes with a Twin Lens Reflex. I thought they looked like typical snaps taken on a first tour of Europe with a TLR. The docent explained that the pictures were selected from a large collection of negatives by the New York curator who put the show together. Ruscha had protested that they were not good enough to exhibit, but was persuaded by the curator to let them be shown. I agree with Ruscha - however, the curator may have wanted to show a stage in an artists development, rather than a stand alone exhibit. This would be a valid reason for the display.