Even Brancusi fans, happy to purchase wood and marble carvings, politely declined. But for him, wood, materials must be heard with his tongue like anything else. In a certain era of wood, usually oak, a unique and unrepeatable column, which often exceeds most of the works in scope and size, becoming a significant accompaniment to, bronze and marble statues of Brancusi. The base of a large raw statue sculpted of bronze miniature sculpture. The tree is only a symbol and is synonymous with rigidity, stability, firmness, and contact with the ancestors and the earth. Unlike bronze and marble, the tree was a fleeting substance, a substance that was born, grew, ate, and died. Brancusi's wooden statues were not covered in paint and have not been polished. Unlike bronze, steel and bronze, the tree is annoying, wild, and scary.
Portrait of Madame L. R., is among the first experiments of Brancusi's artefact. This figure seems to be made as a vintage toy for children, with simple elements. A quickly cut pieces of wood that were within reach and that allowed to send a similarity to the mortal figure. It has been carved out of a solid section of wood with refreshing oak ceiling beams and a remarkable effect of a simple wood design that intentionally mimics it here.
The enthusiasm of the mysterious statue Madame L. R. may have no relation to the proposal, but it is related to a specific person. Leonie Rick (L.R: initials of her name) in the twentieth century was a fashion show in Montparnasse for poets and artists. Also to Brancusi, there were often, for instance, Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Amedeo Modigliani: their job in Madame Rick is not only seen with joy but also keep buying, which allows her to deal with poverty. During World War I, when Brancusi worked with a wooden portrait, Rick Leonie lived far away from Paris. So, this artefact, on the other hand, is a memory, yearning for another, or even unintentionally noticing a similarity that turns out to be the name.
Portrait of Madame L. R. was not widely known. From a sculptor's workshop, she immediately entered a special group of his colleague Fernand Leger. Most likely, the statue in the photo was traded. In 2009, she made her public debut, near some paintings known as Cezanne and Matisse at an auction to sell the Yves Saint Laurent collection and his colleague Pierre Bergé. It was formerly sold for between €15 and 20 million and sold for €29 million of the cash from the trade of artwork by the well-known fashion designer.