In a 2007 article, Irene Bignardi recounts and interviews Enrico Donati.
<After the third or fourth day of a pneumatic vacuum, a distinguished gentleman came in, with a white goatee and glasses. “Are you the artist?” he asked me. I admitted that I was. “Do you know that you are a surrealist?” he told me. I had no idea what a surrealist was. Not at all scandalized, the gentleman told me I had to go and see André Breton and gave me a note that I still have and will keep forever. The gentleman was Lionello Venturi>.
In the photo Enrico Donati with Yves Tanguy