I would like to debate the line that separates graphic design from fine art? Is there such a line?
A found an example study of Ryan McGinness. The artist left his graphic design profession a bit frustrated by the hindrance of an company and various design compromises. He abandoded his profession to become a fine art graphic artist. Now he is quite successful graphic artist.
See his works here: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artist … inness.htm
I agree that his works can be displayed and hung on the wall and all, but so can the works of many graphic designers that I know, yet they're not considered artists. So...