Look again. This was not just plopping things down on a background, snapping a shutter, printing the result. Even in the seemingly straight-forward shot of the eight-tracks you have to consider the arrangement of the labels to see the composition.
Where color and size of the objects varies, add the interplay of those elements to the changes introduced through differing shapes. This is no mere collection, no mere catalog, though the amazing collection of scissors does specifically remind me of the (also artful) catalog covers of Lee Valley Tools.
On a different scale, I doubt you'd say, "Why, that Georges Seraut! He's no artist. That's just a collection of little tiny dots of paint!'
Seriously, this makes me want to haul out my studio lights and get to work.