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Black Party posters (extremely NSFW)

Every year, the Black Party unleashes a promotional poster that pushes sexual and artistic boundaries. Take a tour back in time through the creepy, hot images.

By Ethan LaCroix
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In 1981, the Saint nightclub hosted the first Black Party in the East Village, a two-night bacchanal celebrating the arrival of spring. A poster featuring a pair of unsettling—yet sexy—Robert Mapplethorpe images let revelers know what they were in for: This wasn't going to be your average night at the disco. More than three decades later, the Saint at Large's Black Party (and the Black Party Expo) has continued to push the envelope with these images, many of which blur the line between high art and lowly porn. The best of them—from 1983's frightening S&M vampire by artist REX to 2011's disturbing "fuck yourself" vision—leave us both creeped out and turned on. Recently, the Saint at Large has expanded into other media with its controversial ads, including "trailer" videos.

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Click through above to check out more than three decades' worth of Black Party posters. And once more: It's extremely NSFW! Don't say we didn't warn you.
The Black Party, 2015

The Black Party, 2015

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The Black Party, 2014

The Black Party, 2014

Black Party Poster, 2013

Black Party Poster, 2013

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Black Party Expo Poster, 2013

Black Party Poster, 2013

Black Party Expo Poster, 2012

Black Party Expo Poster, 2012

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Black Party Poster, 2012

Black Party Poster, 2012

Black Party Expo Poster, 2011

Black Party Expo Poster, 2011

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Black Party Poster, 2011

Black Party Poster, 2011

Black Party Expo Poster, 2010

Black Party Expo Poster, 2010

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Black Party Poster, 2010

Black Party Poster, 2010

Black Party Poster, 2009

Black Party Poster, 2009

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Black Party Poster, 2008

Black Party Poster, 2008

Black Party Poster, 2007

Black Party Poster, 2007

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Black Party Poster, 2006

Black Party Poster, 2006

Black Party Poster, 2005

Black Party Poster, 2005

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Black Party Poster, 2004

Black Party Poster, 2004

Black Party Poster, 2003

Black Party Poster, 2003

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Black Party Poster, 2002

Black Party Poster, 2002

Black Party Poster, 2001

Black Party Poster, 2001

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Black Party Poster, 2000

Black Party Poster, 2000

Black Party Poster, 1999

Black Party Poster, 1999

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Black Party Poster, 1998

Black Party Poster, 1998

Black Party poster, 1997

Black Party poster, 1997

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Black Party Poster, 1996

Black Party Poster, 1996

Black Party Poster, 1995

Black Party Poster, 1995

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Black Party Poster, 1994

Black Party Poster, 1994

Black Party Poster, 1993

Black Party Poster, 1993

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Black Party Poster, 1992

Black Party Poster, 1992

Black Party Poster, 1991

Black Party Poster, 1991

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Black Party Poster, 1990

Black Party Poster, 1990

Black Party Poster, 1989

Black Party Poster, 1989

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Black Party Poster, 1988

Black Party Poster, 1988

Black Party Poster, 1987

Black Party Poster, 1987

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Black Party Poster, 1986

Black Party Poster, 1986

Black Party Poster, 1985

Black Party Poster, 1985

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Black Party Poster, 1984

Black Party Poster, 1984

Black Party Poster, 1983

Black Party Poster, 1983

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Black Party Poster, 1982

Black Party Poster, 1982

Black Party Poster, 1981

Black Party Poster, 1981

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