â€œThe photograph I used for Burden is a bad grainy reproduction,â€ says Brooks, â€œand I tried to capture this in the way that I drew it.â€ In his performances in the 1970s Chris Burden had himself shot, electrocuted, and once even crucified to a Volkswagen. This image shows Burden being kicked down a flight of stairs at the 1974 Basel Art Fair. Brooksâ€™s drawings engage with the mechanics of how an artistâ€™s mythology is created. In 1974 it would have been possible to take a colour photograph or use high speed film. Instead the documentation of this performance is in black and white and the movement is blurred; it looks something like crime photo evidence. Weâ€™ve come to understand this aesthetic as â€˜historically importantâ€™ and â€˜impersonalâ€™. As much as they represent Brooksâ€™s favourite artists, these drawings also expose how we understand art â€“ not just for what it is, but through how itâ€™s conveyed in media.