One of the representatives wrote to the pilot's son in regards to her attempt to communicate with Françoise Gilot.
She wrote "I went to Los Angeles a couple of months ago and arranged a meeting with the owner of the gallery that has been exhibiting paintings by Françoise Gilot. She was impressed with the material that I brought with me (our file), to the extent that she wanted a copy of the videotape to show Gilot. She was away with her husband (Jonas Salk) and did not return to California until late August. Meantime, I had a copy made of the VTR and sent it.
Bottom-line, is that Gilot wouldn't even look at the material or the tape . Very disappointing. She simply stated that she does not authenticate any Picasso paintings. We explained that we didn't anticipate her authentication, but rather, perhaps a remembrance of one of the paintings, or the camera ... or anything from that point in time? But, she was plainly adamant. I imagine that this is some agreement she must have with her children, Claude and Paloma, who form two of the members of the Comite in Paris."