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    Question collecting the world

    I was reading this article and I cross to this part:‘‘He never crossed over into celebrity,’’ says the photographer Nan Goldin. ‘‘He’s famous because he made a mark. He collected the world.’’

    It made me confused. When he didn't cross over into celebrity then how could he be famous? What does making a mark mean? And the most important question of mine is what collecting the world means? Does it mean he collected the things from all over the world?

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    Re: collecting the world

    Welcome to the forum.

    [Note to other members: to save you having to do a lot of reading, the quoted text is in the fifth paragraph of the article linked to.]

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    Re: collecting the world

    ‘‘He never crossed over into celebrity,’’ says the photographer Nan Goldin. ‘‘He’s famous because he made a mark. He collected the world.’’

    Does anybody have any idea about this expression?

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    Re: collecting the world

    He made a mark means that his work was greatly respected.

    However, he never became a celebrity, someone well known to the general public. He was not interviewed on chat shows, or featured in glossy magazines. He did not dine out in famous restaurants with glamorous partners.

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    Re: collecting the world

    Many people regard the status of celebrity as rather trivial- this person was an achiever.

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