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 “Stink Onions,” “Heart’s Farm,” “Place to Find Gold”: Literal Names of U.S. Places, Mapped Why Don’t Cops Believe Rape Victims? Brain Science Explains. Wu-Tang’s GZA Teaches Kids Science With Least-Lame Classroom Rap Ever Ben Davis is an art critic living in New York. Click here to load comments.