Vicente Todolí, the judge of the Walters Prize has just announced in Auckland that this year's winner is Dan Arps.
LATER: Todoli praised each of the finalists as capable of being the winner and gave a smart summary of each one's work. In awarding the prize to Dan he said his work was like seeing 80 worlds in one day. Arps' acceptance speech started with an understandable, "Holy shit!" You can still catch the Arps/Budd Estate exhibition at Michael Lett and Arps has another outing coming up soon at Artspace.
You can read Vincente Toldi's comments on Dan Arps and the others work here on the Auckland Art Gallery blog Outpost.