Today, his work is represented in numerous collections. He has his own museum in Lecco (Italy). In 2002, he received the Michelangelo Award in recognition of his artistic career; one year later, he represented Uruguay at the Venice Biennale. On the occasion of an exhibition in the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, an extensive monograph was published in which the artist talks about his life and work in detail in an interview.
The ethnographic literature of the 20th century focused mainly on the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Southern Nigeria while the more northern areas remained largely terra incognita. In 2013 Jan Strybol published a study on the sculpture of Northern Nigeria. He pointed out that in many parts of this region there are peoples who still had, at least until recently, their own sculptural tradition.