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 Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Texas Judge Blocks Lesbian Couple From Living Together Ben Davis is an art critic living in New York. Click here to load comments.