nytimes_HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam’s most influential artists.
But Nguyen Thanh Chuong, a prominent artist himself, was stunned by what he saw.
Hanging on the wall was a painting he recognized as his own, a Cubist-inspired portrait he did in the early 1970s.
But instead of his name, the canvas bore the signature of one of Vietnam’s best-known artists, Ta Ty, and the date 1952. “I could not believe my…