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Monkdogz Urban Art~New York~Jean Marc Calvet

Updated on June 25, 2014

New York and Jean Marc Calvet ~Contemporary Art Today

I have two lenses about Monkdogz Urban Art.. they shine! I could not help myself! Pop art, abstract art, figurative art, erotic and nudists art, all are featured at Monkdogz.

Enjoy my lens, enjoy meeting some amazing artists as well as hearing the art buzz both in New York and from Monkdogz host of International artists like Jean Marc Calvet.. so good! Jean Marc is featured on this lens. He is an amazing artist bursting with talent and passion. His website can be found at A movie has just been released about Mr. Calvet and it looks to be as interesting as the man. The movie trailer speaks of his torment and glory, his regrets and his victory. The website for the movie trailer for "Calvet" can be found at:

Basquiat - ohh those evil voices

Don't miss this for your collection if you are an artist or even if you ain't. This movie will inspire you. It is filled with drama, inner turmoil, choices.. that go array. Artists are of a different sort. If YOU are an artist you know that. Basquiat was a tormented soul who turned to drugs to disrupt those inner voices.

This movie is brilliantly played by Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat; David Bowie as Andy Warhol; Gary Oldman as Schnabel; Michael Wincott as the poet and art critic Rene Ricard; Dennis Hopper as Bruno Bischofberger; Parker Posey as gallery owner Mary Boone; Claire Forlani, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal and Benicio del Toro in supporting roles as "composite characters. It is sooo fun.. and then of course sad in so many respects.

I have this DVD and watch it for inspiration.

Sooo what does this have to do with Monkdogz? Jean Marc Calvet has that same inspired spirit.






We Have too Much to "Hyde" Jean Marc Calvet

We Have too Much to "Hyde" Jean Marc Calvet
We Have too Much to "Hyde" Jean Marc Calvet



Jean Marc Calvet is represented by:

Monkdogz Urban Art

Be sure to check out the links below to discover more about Jean Marc Calvet and Monkdogz Urban Art.


"Calvet" the movie trailer

To hell and back, redemption found and embraced

Regret? Have YOU had a few?

We all experience moments of regret as did Jean Marc Calvet. How well do YOU rise above the mire to find what may have been there for you all along?

REMEMBER THIS... as you consider the pic of this dear little girl trying to put gloves on her feet... NOTHING is impossible! YOU can shine if you choose to!

Regret, have YOU found the brighter side and overcome it?

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Monkdogz & Calvet UTubes

"Contradiction" - by Jean Marc Calvet

Check out ALL of Jean Marc Calvet's artwork at: and learn more about the movie, "Calvet".

A poem by Mr Calvet~


The human being is a permanent contradiction

The hero and the anti-hero in the same body,

The winner and the looser in the same team.

Mountain and abyss are keeping close too,

An intern world made of crates, scars, hope, breakdown, light and darkness.

In every one of us is leaving a universe, a land,

Everybody has their own paradise, their own hell

Above all do not try to be harder, on the contrary

Bring out every sensitive cell, every nervous ending.

Why? To live and feel this skin become shell through the years

And be reborn, grazed acutley in front of the mirror.

Jean Marc Calvet

copyright 2010

Gallery and Studio Magazine

Who is Gallery and Studio Magazine?

Well... they are a contemporary art magazine who reviews the finest artists of our time and within the history of art. Jean Marc Calvet has been featured many times.

Mission Statement

"Loose Canon"

Initially, we were encouraged in the daunting task of starting a new art publication by noticing that so much of the art writing that we saw elsewhere was frankly terrible: jargon-filled, pretentious, and needlessly obscure. Since art is one of the most exciting of all human activities, it struck us as inexplicable that so much art criticism was so boring. Once, critics who were also poets and artistspeople like Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, James Schuyler, Elaine de Kooning, and Fairfield Porter wrote about art with clarity, wit, and enthusiasm.

So we knew from the beginning that there was a precedent for the kind of writing that we wanted to present in G&S. We knew that art writing, in order to be intelligent, did not have to be dull. Weve made it our business to put this belief into practice.

Not only has the response from our readership been gratifying; our reviews and feature articles have been reprinted worldwide, resulting in increased recognition for many of the artists we have covered.

We are determined never to succumb to the tendency of many other publications to cover only artists who are already well known or who fit into some currently trendy category. This strikes us as criminally narrow, not to mention shortsighted. Never before in the history of art has there been such exciting diversity, such delicious uncertaintysuch a 'loose canon,' so to speak.

All of which confirms our conviction that there is a real need for a magazine such as G&S, presenting a more balanced view of visual culture; covering established artists, as well as artists who stand a good chance of being well known in the future. In fact, for many artists who had not yet received the attention they deserved (at least, before we wrote about them and other publications, including The New York Times and the Times of London, followed our lead) we have often been the only forum in town. We are proud of this fact, and we take the responsibility that goes with it very seriously.

Jeannie McCormack Editor and Publisher


"Brilliant Methods of Seduction-I am Stunned by Your Passionate Moves"

As the author of this Squidoo lens I feel moved by the artwork of Jean Marc and all artists represented by Monkdogz Urban Art. Thus my poem that speaks to the seduction of art.

"Brilliant Methods of Seduction-I am Stunned by Your Passionate Moves"

You cause me to quiver past the hour.

Gasping for air.

I am stunned by you.

I never expected to fall in love

nor feel so overwhelmed.

I never imagined you uncovering all my secrets.

I never imagined anyone having such power

over me.

I never imagined myself feeling an obsession

that could not be dismissed

nor me,

leaving my hesitations outside the door.

Beware my beloved

I've become a vengeful lover

aggressive for my needs.

I've become unsettled


but not undone


Thus I go willingly into your hands

but not with eyes closed.

Keep the light on.

Ways to give women ultimate pleasure.

Did you write that book?

Craving you

your moves

my appetite is still unfulfilled

memories of last night

set in my psyche.

I long

and wonder how you gained such insight.

I lust for you.

I wake up craving what is to come.

All I can breathe is what I anticipate now.

I want you.

Yes I am a ravenous vixen,

you brought me to this place

and these tides


brilliant methods of seduction

will only draw more thunder.

I am the dragon speaking fire

and I will set your inspirations

ablaze to meet mine own.

Gasping for air

are you... in return?

Is it possible that my longings

returned to you

give way

to burst through the gate

of yesterdays hesitations?

I am the vampire now

I never knew I could be

and you my brilliant partner

are my stream

my river

my ocean

knowing ultimate pleasure

causing quivers past the hour.

I never imagined.

Copyright 2009

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

The image is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"


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      goo2eyes lm 

      8 years ago

      angel blessings for monkdogz.

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      8 years ago

      Jean Marc's art is interesting and robust! I wish that I could sit and look at one of his pieces for a a few years, I'm sure there is much to see as it is revealed to us. Thank you for the introduction to this great artist, its an experience. :)

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      goo2eyes lm 

      8 years ago

      cute little lass trying to put on the gloves and she's half asleep.

    • kathysart profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago


      So cool to be showing with the elegant Dulcie Dee.. her work is AMAZING!!



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      12 years ago

      Everyone at Monkdogz has a great attitude towards artists. 1 day I peeped inside, Bob greeted me with such a friendly hello and 1 year later I attended one of their openings and he miraculously remembered my name. Amazing! Now my erotic geishas are being exhibited at their Monkdogz gallery! Thanks!


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