The collection comprises eighteen artists' books created by Mexican artist Yani Pecanins. Most of the books are unique (i.e.,
the artist only made one copy) and incorporate found objects, such as washing boards, spools of thread, newspaper, needles,
combs, plates, and clothing fragments. Most are three-dimensional constructs rather than book-like in nature.
Mexican mixed-media artist Yani Pecanins is best known for her artists' books. Many of her books tell stories about women's
lives and incorporate everyday found objects, such as clothing, needles, threads, and pins. Her books often feature handwritten
texts exploring sensation, intimacy, and the inner worlds of herself and others.
6.8 linear feet
(12 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Intellectual property rights are retained by the creators of the
records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.