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Alix Lambert

(American, b.1968)

COURTROOM (a graphic novel)


Artist’s Book – a Leporello – containing 20 original lithographs and text, supported by linen-covered front and end boards; each book uniquely hand-colored with watercolor by the Artist

Variant edition of 20 unique examples

Signed, dated and numbered on the colophon

Closed:             11 ¼ x 9 1/8 inches (28.57 x 23.17 cm)

Open:               11 ¼ x 108 inches (28.57 x 274.32 cm)


Executed between 2018 and 2022, the present work belongs to the artist’s Courtroom Print series.

Artist’s Book – a Leporello– containing twenty original lithographs with text, printed on Somerset Satin White paper, all of the books contain varying amounts of hand-coloring, in watercolor, by the artist, each book is signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist on the colophon and was executed in an edition of twenty plus two Artist’s Proofs (AP), two Hors Commerce proofs (HC), one Printer’s Proof (PP) and one Bon à tirer proof (BAT), printed and bound by Deb Chaney at Deb Chaney Editions, Brooklyn, New York and published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, in very fine condition.



According to Alix Lambert:

Visit any courtroom in the USA – they are open to the public – and you will find yourself surrounded by theater, politics, history, law, performance, drawing, and community. If you want to understand the community you live in, simply sit in a courtroom and pay attention.  For several years, I have been sitting in on criminal court cases in Brooklyn, New York, making sketches in the tradition of courtroom artists, and writing down verbatim snippets of legal exchanges and conversations during the proceedings.  I’ve observed lawyers, judges, witnesses, family members, jurors, stenographers, officers, and defendants as they all pass through the courtroom.  My drawings have captured the range of experiences that can be found in any court: from people facing life-changing decisions to those simply going about their everyday work. The resulting images and text I have contributed for my second project with World House Editions are a portrait of the Brooklyn criminal justice system, the borough that it serves and, by extension, a portrait of America – how the system treats its citizens and how we treat each other.