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image of a saucer-shaped spaceship by Ionel Talpazan made using bright blues and reds

Ionel Talpazan 'Mistery & Misticism' 2003 mixed media on board 20 x 30 ins. Image courtesy Henry Boxer Gallery (

The latest in Alan Yentob’s ‘Imagine’ series on BBC One attempted to examine how we define ‘Outsider Art’ asking “Why in 2013 is Outsider Art finally being feted by the art establishment, and what took it so long?” Michelle Kopczyk gives a critical analysis of how the programme failed to provide answers.