@Fa5t3r - I think they were also trying to say something about the nature of art in general. It's not necessarily something that I would feel the need to fill my house with, but it was definitely something worth saying, and a lot of critics and buyers agreed.
I guess, to me, art is whatever people say it is. To one person, this might not be art, and that's fine. But it's just as valid for someone else to declare that it is art.