Artist names with no artworks

There are many duplicated artist names in the database that have no associated artwork records, when chosen these generate an unhelpful error message,

“Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).”

Could these Artist Name records with no associated artworks be deleted? It would reduce a lot of confusion and error messages.


A comment we’ve been gettin recently:
@thomas is this easy resolved or shall i create a ticket for it?