Artists & Their Famous Namesake’s!

I love how these folks are connected by name and culture and actually work in really different mediums. Some people suggested that the latter named should change their names so as not to be confused with the so called original. Lol! There are loads of Phil’s and Nick’s so…can’t be helped. In any event, their mutual success is our pleasure. Check these artists that share a moniker with another famed.

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The two Nick Cave‘s together!

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Artist Nick Cave‘s First Soundsuit.

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©Nick Cave/Sojourn

Artist Nick Cave is from Missouri and is a performance artist, fabric sculptor and dancer. He was educated at Kansas City Art Institute and received his Master’s of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He studied dance in the Alvin Ailey program.

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©Nathaniel Brooks

Artist Nick Cave discusses race & gun violence with the New York Times.

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©Cristina Fletes-Boutte

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©Matthew Placek

Artist Nick Cave is obviously very prolific.

Musician Nick Cave‘s new film trailer for One More Time With Feeling.

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©Phil Collins

Stills from video works by British artist, Phil Collins.

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©Phil Collins

Karaoke & culture.

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©Phil Collins

Stills from artist Phil Collins video works.

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©Phil Collins

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Mr Collins has been nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and was educated at University of Manchester, receiving his Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Art and Design, University of Ulster in Belfast.

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©Phil Collins

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©AP Photo/Alan Diaz

One of Phil Collins huggest hits!

Musician Phil Collins stepped out from behind the drum kit to replace Peter Gabriel in Genesis, (members Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford & Phil Collins) as their vocalist. Simultaneously, they left the Progressive Rock genre and became Progressive Pop/Pop Rock.

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People love to hate on singer/songwriter Phil Collins, especially musicians. I say, Silly Rabbit, try to write this!

Artist/director Steve McQueen was one of the YBA, (Young British Artists). He has a long career and has already presented a retrospective.

British artist/director Steven Rodney McQueen won the Turner Prize in 1999 for his video installation Drumroll. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2002 and was created Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year Honours. While making Queen and Country he was made an Official War Artist. His first feature film Hunger starred actor Michael Fassbender, one of his three with the actor (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years A Slave). The latter film received an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014.

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©Steve McQueen

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Artist Steve McQueen with his work, Queen and Country.

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©Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Roger Bacon, father of Major Matthew Bacon, who died in Iraq in 2005, looks at Queen and Country, specifically the piece which honours his son with his image, at the National Portrait Gallery.

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©Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Diane & Walter Douglas, parents of Corporal Alan Douglas, who lost his life in battle in Iraq, look at the sheet of stamps, representing their son’s image.

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Your grandparents movie star, Steve McQueen was an actor & motor-racing enthusiast that competed in off-road motorcycle racing, and a single outing in professional car racing at the British Touring Car Championship. His first lead role was in the B-Movie classic, The Blob and he went on to star in films such as The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt, The Getaway and The Towering Inferno. He was known as The King Of Cool. Mr McQueen passed away in 1980.

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