HOME / Art : The big picture. Starry Nights Why are so many artists using celebrities in their paintings, sculptures, and installations? By Ben Davis|Posted Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at 6:52 AM Tweet . Advertisement . . Like Slate on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Ben Davis. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL The Never-Before-Seen Memoir of a Guantánamo Detainee How the United States Kept Mohamedou Ould Slahi Silent for 12 Years Who Said It: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or Simpsons Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby? Ben Davis is an art critic living in New York. Click here to load comments.