The Nasher Museum published a richly illustrated, full-color catalogue on the occasion of the traveling exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush in 2017. It was the first solo exhibition in a museum for the Chicago-born artist. Art critics at The New York Times chose this catalogue for its list of Best Art Books of 2017. Burnaway also included this catalogue in its Best of 2017 list. The catalogue also earned accolades from Culture Type.
The catalogue includes many images that highlight Abney’s most important and iconic works of the past 10 years. The catalogue was edited by Marshall N. Price, Ph.D., Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, with essays by Price and also Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Natalie Y. Moore, a South Side bureau reporter for Chicago Public Media, WBEZ; and Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke. Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is distributed by Duke University Press and was designed by Reneé Cagnina Haynes.