For Collector Lois Robbins, Instinct is a Powerful Force in Acting, and Buying Art

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Lois Robbins with Richard MacDonald’s “Showtime, Atelier,” in her home on the Upper East Side. Credit: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times
The actress Lois Robbins is currently starring in a one-woman show that she wrote, “L.O.V.E.R.,” which is onstage Off-Broadway at Pershing Square Signature Center. The show is billed as “one woman’s confession of what goes on behind closed doors and between the sheets.” Ms. Robbins is not shy about sharing her life in art, either. She and her husband, Andrew Zaro, a financial services executive, have amassed a collection numbering more than 100 pieces, by such names as Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor and Wayne Thiebaud. In her collecting, as in her stage work, Ms. Robbins lets instinct guide her. [More]
A Carole Feuerman sculpture in the master bedroom. Credit: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times
From left, Andy Warhol’s 1982 collage “Halston Model,” and a Hans Hoffmann “Phoenix,” an oil from 1951. Credit: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; The Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Brittainy Newman/The New York Times